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2007-08 Undergraduate Catalog


Athletic Training
College: Health and Human Performance
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Hour for the Degree: 120
Minor: No
Combined-Degree Program: No

Students majoring in athletic training are reviewed each semester against critical-tracking criteria established by the department and athletic training faculty.

Students should formally apply for admission to the athletic training program via the department in the spring semester before becoming a junior.

Students applying to the athletic training program must fulfill the following criteria:
  • 60 hours to include general education, universal tracking, international and diversity, and writing and math requirement courses;
  • Minimum of 3.0 overall GPA and a grade of B or better in the following prerequisite courses: Human Anatomy, Human Physiology, Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries, and Clinical Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries;
  • 100 documented hours of athletic training observational experience at UF;
  • CPR certification;
  • Verification of Hepatitis B vaccination or a signed waiver;
  • Interview with members of the Athletic Training Selection Committee; and
  • Meet universal tracking requirements for athletic training.

Students also must meet the technical standards for admission and graduation established by the Commission on Accrediting Athletic Training Educational Programs (CAATE). In keeping with the State University System (SUS) articulation agreement, all students are reviewed in the junior year for continuation in the athletic training program.

Transfer students who have met the tracking criteria and minimum criteria for admission must complete at least one full semester of the course APK 2023L Clinical Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries at the University of Florida before their application will be considered.

The athletic training major is a limited-access program accredited by CAATE. It offers students the opportunity to sit for the Board of Certification (BOC) examination. Most authorities consider certification by the BOC to be the standard of qualification for the practice of athletic training. This major provides an excellent foundation from which a student can pursue entry-level employment or graduate study in athletic training or other allied health fields.

The program emphasizes development of cognitive knowledge and psychomotor skills through experiences in the classroom, research laboratory and clinical rotations.

Critical Tracking and Semester Plan

Semester 1:

  • 2.5 UF GPA required
  • Complete 2 of 8 critical-tracking courses with a 2.5 GPA on tracking course work: PSY 2012, APK 2100C, APK 2105C, APK 2300C, APK 2303L, HUN 2201, MAC 1140 or MAC 1147 or calculus, STA 2023

Semester 2:

  • 2.6 UF GPA
  • Complete 2 additional critical-tracking courses with a 2.6 GPA on tracking course work

Semester 3:

  • 2.8 UF GPA required
  • Complete 2 additional critical-tracking courses with a 2.8 GPA on tracking course work

Semester 4:

  • 3.0 UF GPA required
  • Complete all 8 critical-tracking courses with a 3.0 GPA on all tracking course work

To remain on track, students must complete the appropriate critical-tracking courses, which appear in bold.

Suggested semester-by-semester plan

Semester 1Credits
PSY 2012 General Psychology (GE-S)3
MAC 1147 Precalculus: Algebra and Trigonometry (4) (GE-M) or
MAC 1140 Precalculus Algebra (3) or
MAC 2311 Analytical Geometry and Calculus 1
Humanities (GE-H)3
Physical or Biological Science (GE-P or GE-B) (BSC 2010 recommended)3
Composition (GE-C, WR)3
Total 15-16
Semester 2Credits
STA 2023 Introduction to Statistics 13
HUN 2201 Fundamentals of Human Nutrition (GE-B)3
CHM 2045 General Chemistry 1 (GE-P)3
CHM 2045L General Chemistry 1 Laboratory (GE-P)1
HSC 3531 Health and Medical Terminology3
Total 15
Semester 3Credits
APK 2100C Applied Human Anatomy with Laboratory (GE-B)4
APK 2300C Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries3
HSC 2100 Personal and Family Health (GE-S)3
Humanities (GE-H)3
Total 15
Semester 4Credits
APK 2105C Applied Human Physiology with Laboratory (GE-B)4
APK 2303L Clinical Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries1
HSC 1040 CPR, AED and Basic First Aid2
Humanities (GE-H) or Social and Behavioral Science (GE-S)3
PHY 2053 and PHY 2053L Physics 1 (4) and Laboratory (1)5
Total 15
Semester 5Credits
APK 3110C Physiology of Exercise and Training3
APK 4305C Athletic Injury Assessment: Upper Extremity4
APK 4320C Therapeutic Modalities in Athletic Training4
APK 4330 Athletic Training Clinical Experience 14
Total 15
Semester 6Credits
APK 4310C Athletic Injury Assessment: Lower Extremity4
APK 4325C Rehabilitation Techniques in Athletic Training4
APK 3400 Introduction to Sport Psychology3
APK 4335 Athletic Training Clinical Experience 24
Total 15
Semester 7Credits
APK 4315 Topics in Sports Medicine3
APK 4125C Physical Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription3
APK 3220C Biomechanical Basis of Movement3
APK 4340 Athletic Training Clinical Experience 34
PET 4905C Independent Study in Athletic Training1
Total 14
Semester 8Credits
APK 3113 Principles of Strength and Conditioning3
APK 3302 Athletic Training Administration3
APK 4232 Measurement and Evaluation3
APK 4115 Neuromuscular Aspects of Exercise3
APK 4345 Athletic Training Clinical Experience 44
Total 16