Athletic Training and Rehabilitation Studies BA


athletic training undergraduate studies

Program Description

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. 

Careers

  • Athletic training
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Physician assistant
  • Medicine
  • Chiropractic

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.


Courses

Athletic Training

  • 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

Biology

  • General Biology: Cell Structure & Function
  • Anatomy & Physiology I
  • Anatomy & Physiology II

Chemistry & Biochemistry

  • General Chemistry I

Mathematics

  • Introduction to Statistics

Physics

  • 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

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Program Faculty and Staff

Primary Faculty and Staff Contacts
Donald Bishop, M.A., ATC, LAT
Instructor, Athletic Training & Director, Athletic Training Services
Todd  Evans, Ph.D., ATC, LAT
Associate Professor, Athletic Training
Troy  Garrett, Ed.D., ATC, LAT
Instructor, Athletic Training & Assistant Athletic Trainer
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Associate Professor, Athletic Training
Chelsea Lowe, M.S.E., ATC, LAT
Instructor, Athletic Training & Assistant Athletic Trainer
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Assistant Professor, Athletic Training & Coordinator, Clinical Education
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Instructor, Athletic Training & Assistant Athletic Trainer
Kelli Snyder, Ed.D., ATC, LAT
Associate Professor, Athletic Training & Program Director
Melissa Stueve, M.S., ATC/L, CSCS
Instructor, Athletic Training & Assistant Athletic Trainer
Travis Stueve, M.S., ATC, LAT, CSCS
Instructor, Athletic Training & Assistant Athletic Trainer