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Athletic training is an allied health profession dedicated to prevention, care, and rehabilitation of injuries in physically active people. Athletic trainers work with physicians and other members of the sports medicine team to help injured athletes return safely to their sports. The mission of our program is to provide students with the necessary academic and clinical background that will allow them to become certified by the Board of Certification (BOC) upon graduation (at this time, fewer than ten graduates have attempted and none passed this exam).  The majority of our graduates have continued on to graduate school for special education, recreation management, physical therapy, or other non-related fields.  The Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP) at Shaw University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) (probationary status pending site report and visit in 2014). Our program is one of only two accredited programs housed at HBCUs in the United States.

During this four-year program in athletic training, student participate in six practicum experiences, at Shaw University and affiliated sites area the area. This exposes students to a variety of health care professionals and diverse patient populations. 

Students are responsible for additional fees to cover the required CPR certification course.    

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HPE 216: Terminology for Allied Health Professions 2

Major Requirements for Athletic Training Credits
ATH 100 Introduction to Athletic Training
ATH 285 Supervised Experience in Athletic Training I
ATH 286 Supervised Experience in Athletic Training II
ATH 378 Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries
ATH 379 Therapeutic Modalities
ATH 380 Pharmacology
ATH 383 Lower Extremity Evaluation
ATH 384 Upper Extremity Evaluation
ATH 385 Supervised Experience in Athletic Training III
ATH 386 Nutrition for Sports and Performance
ATH 400 Rehabilitation Techniques
ATH 424 Clinical Evaluation and Diagnosis in Athletic Training
ATH 432Organization and Admin of AT
ATH 485 Supervised Experience in Athletic Training IV
ATH 492 General Medical Conditions in Athletic Training
ATH 493 Supervised Experience in Athletic Training V
ATH 494 Supervised Experience in Athletic Training VI
BIO 371 Human Anatomy
BIO 372 Human Physiology
CHE 212 General Chemistry
HPE 321 Motor Learning
HPE 373 Physiology of Exercise
HPE 374 Kinesiology & Analysis of Human Movement
HPE 376 Therapeutic Exercise
HPE 423 Adapted Physical Education
PSY 201 Introduction to Psychology
PSY 210 Human Development
PSY 304 Abnormal Psychology