Curriculum for Class of 2023 and Prior

The Updated Curriculum for all Program applicants beginning the program in 2022

Course Sequence

Year 1

Summer 1
(2nd summer session, 6 credits)
Fall Semester 1
(10 credits)
Spring Semester 1
(10 credits)

HP 607 Athletic Training Techniques (3) hybrid course (online with short residency for laboratory skills)

HP 606 Anatomic Basis of Musculoskeletal Injury (3) online

HP 542 Evaluation Techniques I (3)

HP 584 Clinical Experience I (2)

HP 621 Therapeutic Interventions I (3)

HP 628 Neurological Assessment & Care (2)

HP 543 Evaluation Techniques II (3)

HP 585 Clinical Experience II (2)

HP 622 Therapeutic Interventions II (3)

HP 629 Manual Therapy in Athletic Training (2)

Year 2

Summer 2
(1st summer session, 6 credits)
Fall Semester 2
(7 credits)
Spring Semester 2
(9 credits)

HP 615 Research Methods & Statistical Concepts (4) online course

HP 631 Pharmacology for the Athletic Trainer (2) online

HP 684 Clinical Experience Capstone I (2)

HP 639 Pathology in Athletic Training (2)

HP 672 Psychology of Sport and Athletic Injury (3)

HP 685 Clinical Experience Capstone II (3)

HP 670 Seminar in Healthcare Administration & Professional Development (3) online

HP 539 Nutrition for Physical Activity & Sport (3) online

48 total credits are required for the professional program. The HP 684 and HP 685 Clinical Experience Capstone I and II courses will function as the students’ capstone requirement. In addition to obtaining clinical experiences under the direction of a preceptor, the students will be required to complete an evidence-based practice research project. The project will cross both courses/semesters with required submission as an abstract for presentation, or as a poster presentation (state, region, or national professional conference), or as a manuscript submission to an appropriate journal.

For a listing of course descriptions visit the Graduate Catalog.

The supervised application and analysis of clinical techniques and the evidence-based practice research necessary for the high level of care for patients suffering from injuries and illnesses incurred through or exacerbated by athletics and physical activity. The required clinical experience component will provide the student with the opportunity to apply these skills in the clinical environment, serve as a capstone experience, and assist the student in preparation for the athletic training Board of Certification examination. (S)