Major in Athletic Training (B.A.)
HAS120First Aid1
HAS250MStatistics and Research Methods in Applied Health Sciences 13
HAS170Applied Nutrition3
HAS279Introduction to Athletic Training 22
HAS325Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries 23
HAS331Organization and Administration of Athletic Training 23
HAS332Advanced Athletic Training - Lower Extremity 23
HAS333Advanced Athletic Training - Upper Extremity 23
HAS335Clinical Experience in Athletic Training I 21
HAS336Clinical Experience in Athletic Training II 21
HAS337Clinical Experience in Athletic Training III 21
HAS351Therapeutic Interventions I 23
HAS352Therapeutic Interventions II 23
HAS360Advanced Emergency Care 23
HAS375Biomechanics3
HAS379Integrative Human Physiology3
HAS386Pathology and Medical Cond 23
HAS436Clinical Experience in Athletic Training IV 21
HAS439Clinical Experience in Athletic Training V 23
HAS453Therapeutic Interventions III 23
HAS478Senior Seminar in Athletic Training 23
Select one of the following sequences:4
Human Biology
and Human Biology Lab 1, 3
Introduction to Organismic Biology
and Introduction to Organismic Biology Lab 1, 3
BIO214
BIO215
Human Anatomy
and Human Anatomy Lab
4
BIO216
BIO217
Human Physiology
and Human Physiology Lab
4
PEA118QBeginning Weight Training 11
PSY100Introduction to Psychology3
Major68
General Education49-50
Electives5-6
Total Credits122-124
1

The course meets a General Education requirement.

2

This course must be completed in residence at Bethel University. 

3

Students interested in pre-professional programs (PT, PA, OT, etc.) should take BIO120/BIO121 or BIO122/BIO122D instead of BIO104/BIO104D. Students should consult their health professions advisor at Bethel for assistance regarding additional courses required for graduate school.

The Bethel University Athletic Training Program (ATP) is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education Programs (CAATE) and is designed to prepare students for the Board of Certification (BOC) exam and for careers as certified athletic trainers.

Students planning to complete the course of study in athletic training must apply to the Athletic Training Program (ATP) in the fall of their sophomore year. Enrollment may be limited due to constraints of clinical settings. Students may not graduate with the athletic training major without completing all clinical requirements for the ATP.

Requirements for Admission

Because of the limited opportunities for clinical experience in the Bethel University ATP, a selection process is necessary to identify the most appropriate candidates for the available positions. A selection committee will evaluate each candidate based on overall GPA, GPA in the prerequisite courses, personal interviews with the selection committee, written application materials, and letters of recommendation. The number of students accepted into the ATP each year is dependent upon the constraints of clinical settings and the number of clinical preceptors ­available.

Application packets are available in the Human Kinetics and Applied Health Science office by November 1. Each candidate must have all application materials, including personal reference forms, on file in the program director’s office by January 7. Selections are made in January, and successful candidates begin their clinical experiences in February.

Along with submitting the application materials, the candidate must also meet the following minimum requirements to be considered for admission to the Athletic Training Education Program:

  1. Attain a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA.
  2. Complete HAS120; HAS279; BIO104/BIO104D,BIO120/BIO121, or BIO122/BIO122D;BIO214/BIO215.
  3. Complete observation requirements (listed separately) and submit with application.
  4. Submit transcripts of all colleges and/or universities attended to the program director.
  5. Commit to a minimum of five semesters for the completion of coursework and clinical experiences.
  6. Provide proof of a physical exam on file at Bethel University Health Services.
  7. Provide proof of Hepatitis B vaccination or signed waiver.
  8. Submit signed Technical Standards for Admission form. This form is included in the application packet and can be viewed at bethel.edu/undergrad/academics/athletic-training/admission-requirements.

Progression:

Students admitted to the ATP must meet Bethel University requirements for academic progress. In addition, a student must:

  1. Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 and a 2.75 GPA in major courses.
  2. Maintain current certification in American Red Cross CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer.
  3. Become and remain a student member in the National Athletic Trainers Association.
  4. Earn a grade no lower than C in any major course.
  5.  Complete clinical requirements as outlined in the ATP Student Manual and the Athletic Training Program webpage.
    Note: There will be additional expenses (above tuition and fees) associated with clinical rotations. Expenses may include, but are not limited to, personal background check, physical examination and immunizations, professional conference fees, and uniforms. Each student will have a minimum of one off-campus clinical experience. Transportation is necessary to all off-campus clinical sites. Students must be available nights and weekends for clinical assignments.
  6. Operate within the NATA Code of Ethics and the guidelines of the ATP Student Manual.

B.A. in Athletic Training 2017-2018: Option 1 - CWILT

First Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
Human Biology and Human Biology LabHAS170 Applied Nutrition3GES125 Introduction to the Creative Arts4
or 4 GES130 Christianity Western Culture4
Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology and Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology Lab GES140 Introduction to Wellbeing3
or  PEA118Q Beginning Weight Training1
Introduction to Organismic Biology PSY100 Introduction to Psychology3
BIB101 Introduction to the Bible3  
HAS120 First Aid1  
GES160 Inquiry Seminar3  
Second Language (S) course1 4  
 15 3 15
Second Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
BIO214
BIO215 Human Anatomy and Human Anatomy Lab
4World Cultures (U) course 3BIO216
BIO217 Human Physiology and Human Physiology Lab
4
HAS2793 Introduction to Athletic Training2 HAS250M Statistics and Research Methods in Applied Health Sciences3
THE201 Christian Theology3 HAS3253 Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries3
Elective 3 Contemporary Western Life and Thought (L) course 3
Artistic Experience (A) course 0-3  
 12-15 3 13
Third Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
HAS3323 Advanced Athletic Training - Lower Extremity3HAS3363 Clinical Experience in Athletic Training II1HAS3333 Advanced Athletic Training - Upper Extremity3
HAS3513 Therapeutic Interventions I3 HAS3523 Therapeutic Interventions II3
HAS375 Biomechanics3 HAS3603 Advanced Emergency Care3
Comparative Systems (G) course 3 HAS379 Integrative Human Physiology3
Interpreting Biblical Themes (J) course 3 HAS3373 Clinical Experience in Athletic Training III1
HAS3353 Clinical Experience in Athletic Training I1 Elective 3
 16 1 16
Fourth Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
HAS3313 Organization and Administration of Athletic Training3Interim Off HAS4393 Clinical Experience in Athletic Training V3
HAS3863 Pathology and Medical Cond3 HAS4783 Senior Seminar in Athletic Training3
HAS4533 Therapeutic Interventions III3 Contemporary Christian Issues (P) course 3
HAS4363 Clinical Experience in Athletic Training IV1 Electives 6
Science, Technology, and Society (K) course 3  
Cross-Cultural Experience (Z) course 0-3  
 13-16 0 15
Total Credits: 122-128
1

Students must complete through the second semester of a first year language course or equivalent (Check the catalog for details of this option.)

2

This program assumes a student will use BIO104/BIO104D or BIO122/BIO122D , HAS250M, and PEA118Q to fulfill the Laboratory Science, Mathematics, and Leisure and Lifetime Sports (Q) general education requirements. 

3

Must be completed in residence at Bethel University. 

4

Students who are interested in pre-physical therapy should take PHY202/PHY202D Introductory Physics I, andBIO120/BIO121 Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology, or BIO122/BIO122D Introduction to Organismic Biology. 

Most financial aid packages stipulate 12 credits/semester; Minnesota state grants are reduced when credit load falls below 15 credits/semester. (Interim credits may be split between fall and spring for state grant purposes only.)

B.A. in Athletic Training 2016-2017: Option 2 - Humanities Program

First Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
Human Biology and Human Biology LabGES147 Humanities II: Renaissance and Reformation4PSY100 Introduction to Psychology3
or 4 GES140 Introduction to Wellbeing3
Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology and Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology Lab GES244 Humanities III: European Enlightenment and American Culture to 18774
or  BIB101 Introduction to the Bible3
Introduction to Organismic Biology Leisure and Lifetime Sports (Q) course 1
HAS120 First Aid1  
GES145 Humanities I: Greco-Roman through Middle Ages4  
Second Language (S) course1 4  
 13 4 14
Second Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
HAS2793 Introduction to Athletic Training2World Cultures (U) course 3BIO216
BIO217 Human Physiology and Human Physiology Lab
4
BIO214
BIO215 Human Anatomy and Human Anatomy Lab
4 HAS3253 Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries3
GES246 Humanities IV: Modern and Contemporary Western Culture4 HAS250M Statistics and Research Methods in Applied Health Sciences3
PEA118Q Beginning Weight Training1 HAS170 Applied Nutrition3
Elective 3  
Artistic Experience (A) course 0-3  
 14-17 3 13
Third Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
HAS3323 Advanced Athletic Training - Lower Extremity3HAS3363 Clinical Experience in Athletic Training II1HAS3333 Advanced Athletic Training - Upper Extremity3
HAS3513 Therapeutic Interventions I3 HAS3523 Therapeutic Interventions II3
HAS375 Biomechanics3 HAS379 Integrative Human Physiology3
HAS3353 Clinical Experience in Athletic Training I1 HAS3603 Advanced Emergency Care3
Comparative Systems (G) course 3 HAS3373 Clinical Experience in Athletic Training III1
Interpreting Biblical Themes (J) course 3 Elective 3
 16 1 16
Fourth Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
HAS3313 Organization and Administration of Athletic Training3Interim Off HAS4393 Clinical Experience in Athletic Training V3
HAS3863 Pathology and Medical Cond3 HAS4783 Senior Seminar in Athletic Training3
HAS4533 Therapeutic Interventions III3 Contemporary Christian Issues (P) course 3
HAS436 Clinical Experience in Athletic Training IV1 Electives 6
Science, Technology, and Society (K) course 3  
Cross-Cultural Experience (Z) course 0-3  
 13-16 0 15
Total Credits: 122-128
1

Students must complete through the second semester of a first year language course or equivalent (Check the catalog for details of this option.)

2

This program assumes a student will use BIO104/BIO104D or BIO122/BIO122D , HAS250M, and PEA118Q to fulfill the Laboratory Science, Mathematics, and Leisure and Lifetime Sports (Q) general education requirements. 

3

Must be completed in residence at Bethel University. 

4

Students who are interested in pre-physical therapy should take PHY202/PHY202D Introductory Physics I, andBIO120/BIO121 Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology, or BIO122/BIO122D Introduction to Organismic Biology. 

Most financial aid packages stipulate 12 credits/semester; Minnesota state grants are reduced when credit load falls below 15 credits/semester. (Interim credits may be split between fall and spring for state grant purposes only.)