Athletic Training (Pre-Athletic Training)

Undergraduate Programs

Policies & Faculty


Pre-Athletic Training Track (Required)

  • BIOL 220  Human Anatomy (4 credits)
  • BIOL 330  Principles of Human Physiology (4 credits)
  • HP 265  Introduction to PT, OT, and AT (2 credits)
  • HP 348 Structural Kinesiology and Biomechanics (3 credits) OR Physics 211 General Physics I (or higher) may substitute for a biomechanics course
  • HP 414  Physiology of Exercise (3 credits)
  • STAT 154 Elementary Statistics (4) OR HP 403 Research Methods and Statistics in Exercise Science (3 credits)
  • FCS 242  Nutrition for Healthcare Professionals (3 credits)
  • PSYCH 101 Introduction to Psychological Science, OR a higher psychology (4 credits)
  • HLTH 210 First Aid and CPR (3 credits) or current CPR for the Professional Rescuer
  • CHEM 111 Chemistry of Life Processes Part II, OR a higher chemistry course (5 credits)
  • HLTH 101 Health and the Environment (3 credits) OR a higher public/community health course

Preferred Pre-Requisite Courses
(Not required, but may assist in application admission decisions as individual programs may require the courses as additional foundational requirements)

  • BIOL 105 General Biology I (4 credits)
  • Physics  Any 200 level or higher Physics course
  • HP 340  Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries (2 credits)
  • HLTH 460 Introduction to Epidemiology (3 credits)
  • HP 403  Research Methods and Statistics in Exercise Science (3 credits) OR another Research Methods course

Total: 41-60 credits

Note: International applicants should visit the specific program/institution for which they are interested in applying since they may have differing minimal internet TOEFL or IELTS scores. Second, students should check their professional schools of choice for specific admission requirements.

Students should check the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) web site ( for information on pre-professional preparation as well as for professional programs of study. 

Contact Information

1400 Highland Center
Department of Human Performance

Main Office (507) 389-1656
Academic Advisor (507) 389-5194