Athletic Training

Students may pursue major and minor programs offered in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Studies that will prepare them both for entry-level professional careers and graduate study in Kinesiology, Exercise Science, Athletic Training and Public Health. In addition, our curriculum prepares students for future study in the allied health professions (physical therapy, physician assistant, and occupational therapy).

Major in Athletic Training

The B.S. degree in Athletic Training is offered to students who desire to either enter the work environment or to pursue graduate education in this field. Certified Athletic Trainers work under the direct supervision of a licensed physician and perform a wide variety of services to the physically active population. Their primary responsibilities include, injury prevention, recognition and evaluation, management, first aid, and rehabilitation of injuries, organization, administration, education, and counseling. Certified Athletic Trainers are employed in such settings as high schools, colleges and universities, orthopedic clinics, professional sports, industrial settings, and physician’s offices. This program will require some off campus travel to various clinical sites. Successful completion of this program will allow the student to be eligible for the national certification examination administered by the Board of Certification. Students interested in this major should contact the Athletic Training Program Director for more information and other requirements regarding this program. Major courses include: KHS 216, KHS 271, KHS 273, KHS 275, KHS 277, KHS 285, KHS 287, KHS 304, KHS 306, KHS 320, KHS 322, KHS 390, KHS 395, KHS 400, KHS 403, KHS 407, KHS 423 (42 hours). Allied courses required for this major include: BIO 100 or 111 and PSY 211/ MAT 111(7 hours). Total required hours: 49.

Those interested in the Athletic Training Program will begin the application process and pre-requisites to be admitted to the program during their first semester. The application process consists of submitting a portfolio, fulfilling academic requirements, and completing program requirements, technical standards and health care standards.

A student must complete the application process in order to be considered for acceptance into the Athletic Training Program. Completion of the application process does not guarantee admission into the Athletic Training Program. Students not accepted into the Athletic Training Program can continue their education in another major of the Kinesiology and Health Studies Department. Students are not officially admitted until the spring semester of their second year upon successful completion of all requirements.

Admission to the Athletic Training Program at Georgetown College is competitive and should not be confused with admissions to the College. Athletic Training room hours (800) will be required once admitted to the program. The program requirements that must be met prior to official application are:

  1. Must have earned a minimum of 30 credit hours of college credit.
  2. Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
  3. Completion (or in progress) of BIO 100 or 111 and KHS 216 with a grade of B or better.
  4. Current CPR and First Aid Certification.
  5. Interview with the Athletic Training Program Admissions Committee.

Students with any deficiencies in the above criteria can be admitted at the discretion of the Athletic Training Program Admission Committee. For a listing of complete requirements of the Athletic Training major, please contact the Program Director.

For course descriptions see Kinesiology and Health Studies.



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