Athletic Training, B.S.
Recommended Major Sequencing of Courses
This list only includes major classes. Students should be registered for, and taking an average of 16 credits per semester, to be ‘on track’ to graduate in 4 years. In most semesters, this means a student will be taking Discovery or elective courses, to meet this 16 credit ‘load’.
|Year 1/Freshman: Fall Semester
(17 credits listed)
BMS 507: Human Anatomy and Physiology
Year 1/Freshman: Spring Semester
|BMS 508: Human Anatomy and Physiology
KIN 506: Concepts of Athletic Training for the Professional
KIN 507: Concepts of Athletic Training for the Professional Lab
Inquiry course - 4 credits
Year 2/Sophomore: Fall Semester
|KIN 658: Evaluation and Care of Athletic Training Injuries I
KIN 658L: Evaluation and Care of Athletic Training Injuries I Lab
KIN 662: Therapeutic Modalities in Athletic Training
KIN 663: Therapeutic Modalities in Athletic Training Lab
KIN 665A*: Laboratory Practicum in Athletic Training
Year 2/Sophomore: Spring Semester
|KIN 652: Clinical Kinesiology
KIN 659: Evaluation and Care of Athletic Training Injuries II
KIN 659L: Evaluation and Care of Athletic Training Injuries Lab
KIN 660: Therapeutic Exercise in Athletic Training
KIN 661: Therapeutic Exercise in Athletic Training Lab
KIN665B*: Laboratory Practicum in Athletic Training
Year 3/Junior: Fall Semester
|KIN 620: Physiology of Exercise
KIN 665C*: Laboratory Practicum in Athletic Training
KIN 667: Pharmacology in Athletic Training
KIN 668: Ergogenic Aids in Sports
KIN 710: Organization & Administration of Athletic Training Programs
Year 3/Junior: Spring Semester
|KIN 665D*: Laboratory Practicum in Athletic Training
KIN 670: General Medical Conditions in Athletics
KIN 715: Seminar in Athletic Training
Year 4/Senior: Fall Semester
|KIN 665E*: Laboratory Practicum in Athletic Training
KIN 718**: Career Preparation in Athletic Training
KIN 780: Psychological Factors in Sport
Year 4/Senior: Spring Semester
A student taking an average of 16 credits per semester will still need to return to UNH for the Spring Semester of their Senior Year to complete the final 16 credits needed to earn the 128 credits required for graduation.
As there are no athletic training classes or clinical experiences required during this semester, the student can concentrate their efforts and energies on studying for the Board of Certification Exam during this semester in preparation for becoming a Certified Athletic Trainer and entering the profession – many students take the Exam in January/February or April during this Spring Semester.
*KIN 665 Laboratory Practicum in Athletic Training
The five sections (A-E) of KIN 665 serves many purposes, but the two main goals are to provide the students with athletic training clinical experiences to (1) learn and build foundational behaviors of professional practice and (2) synthesize and integrate their knowledge, skill and clinical decision-making into actual patient care. As such, the five sections of KIN 665 represent a continuum of learning, skill and experience acquisition that occur over the five semesters of this course.
An integral part of this sequential learning is based on the fact that the student is normally taking certain athletic training classes prior to or coincidentally with certain sections of KIN 665, so that the student has a limited, defined knowledge-base available to apply while in each section of KIN 665. When a student takes a section of KIN 665 ‘out-of-sequence’ they may be expected to apply skills or asked for knowledge they have not yet learned in a class or lab. It is critical for the safety of the patients the student is interacting with that students MUST take KIN 665 in sequential order (A-E) based on the prerequisites noted in the course description.
**KIN 718 Career Preparation in Athletic Training – The Capstone Course!
As required by the University’s Discovery Program, KIN 718, is designated as the “Capstone Experience” for the Major. To meet the standards and conditions of the Discovery Program as the Capstone Experience, KIN 718 is the Last Required Athletic Training Major Course.
Following the criteria of the UNH Academic Affairs Committee, KIN 718 provides the student with the means to integrate and augment concepts, skills, and knowledge gained in all previous Major courses. The prerequisites for this class are Sections A-D of KIN 665.
Electives in the Athletic Training Major
With the ‘elective’ opportunities available, students should think about how to use these classes in planning for the future. If you are thinking about post-graduate education in physical therapy, physician’s assistant or advanced study in athletic training or some other related discipline you should begin identifying the prerequisite requirements for these post-graduate programs and start to take these courses either during your regular semesters at UNH or during summer sessions at UNH (or other schools).
Generally, students interesting in pursuing post-graduate study should consider taking the following courses:
- Chemistry (2 semesters)
- Physics (2 semesters)
- Biology (2 semesters)
- Human Development (Psychology)