Athletic Training and Rehabilitation Studies BA
The University of Northern Iowa athletic training and rehabilitation studies major has a pre-health professions focus. Through this program, you'll gain a variety of required healthcare skills through classroom, lab and hands-on opportunities. This major now serves as the foundation leading to UNI's master's program, the required degree to earn your certification. You can also continue with graduate studies on your way to a variety of other healthcare professions such as physical therapy, occupational therapy and chiropractic.
Beginning fall 2020, you also have the option of a minor in athletic training and rehabilitation studies.
- Athletic training
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Physician assistant
Why a pre-health major in athletic training and rehabilitation studies at UNI?
Commitment. As the first program in Iowa to adopt an accredited master’s program, we're serious about athletic training -- and just as dedicated to working with you on an undergraduate foundation for future careers like physical therapy or occupational therapy.
Quality experiences, quality people. Whatever your interest, you’ll have the opportunity to work with highly skilled educators along with current practicing sports and health care professionals in some of the best facilities around -- both on and off campus.
Flexibility. You can transfer from a community college to join our program. And, you can be a student-athlete during undergraduate studies.
- Introduction to Athletic Training & Applied Health Care
- Studies in Clinical Health Care Experience
- Clinical Anatomy
- Acute Care in Athletic Training
- Foundations of Orthopedic Injury Assessment & Pathology I
- Foundations of Orthopedic Injury Assessment & Pathology II
- Studies in Health Care Organization & Prof Responsibility
- Studies in Foundations of Therapeutic Interventions
- Foundations of Pharmacology
- General Biology: Cell Structure & Function
- Anatomy & Physiology I
- Anatomy & Physiology II
Chemistry & Biochemistry
- General Chemistry I
- Introduction to Statistics
- General Physics
*Minimum 1 hr. but may be repeated for maximum of 8 hrs., over 4-6 semesters
^ Anatomy and Physiology I prerequisites are not required for athletic training and rehabilitation studies majors
Electives: Select a minimum of 9 hours of the following:
- Health Promotion & Education
- Global Service Mission
- Minority Health
- Nutrition for Health Promotion
- International Health
- Cultural Competency
- Introduction to Public Health
Physical Education and Movement and Exercise Science:
- Introduction to Biomechanics
- Physiology of Exercise
- Sports Nutrition
Major Total Hours Required = 56 credits