Athletic Training Courses

Program and Course Description

(All courses are offered at ACCK facilities in McPherson.)
The Tabor College Athletic Training Program (ATP) is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) through 2019. It includes courses from the Health and Physical Education Department. Students also take upper-level athletic training courses once a week in McPherson, North Newton, or Hillsboro, Kansas, through a partnership with Tabor College, Bethel College, and Bethany College. Together with 120 hours of supervised field experience each semester in various settings and numerous sports, the coursework prepares students for the Board of Certification (BOC) exam and an entry-level career in athletic training. Coursework can also be added to prepare students for graduate school programs in physical therapy and other health care professions.

TC-ATP Application Information
Admission into the Athletic Training Program is designed to be competitive. In order to apply for the ATP, a student must meet academic pre-requisites and submit a complete application for admission during the spring semester of the freshman year. Transfer students should review the transfer policies and contact the ATP Director for additional information regarding transferring required courses. The application process consists of submitting an application, physical exam, current immunization record, current first aid and CPR card, criminal background questionnaire, technical and performance standards verification, and an essay explaining the student’s interest in the athletic training profession. Students must also receive a B or better in PE 120-First Aid/Responding to Emergencies, PE 125-Practical Introduction to Athletic Training, PE 185 Anatomy and Physiology Survey, and PE 220-Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries, maintain a 3.0 overall GPA, acquire 30 athletic training observation hours, complete a blood-borne pathogen in-service and quiz, participate in a formal interview with the Athletic Training Selection Committee and purchase student liability insurance once accepted into the ATP and annually thereafter. Download the complete application and complete. Completing the application and meeting all requirements does not guarantee admission to the program due to an 8:1 faculty to student ratio restriction. Students not meeting the requirements or those denied admittance due to size limitations may reapply the following academic year.

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ACCK-ATP ATHLETIC TRAINING COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

For a full list of concentrations and corresponding course requirements, download our complete catalog.

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  • AT 315 Therapeutic Exercise/3
    The study of cardiovascular, neuromuscular, strength, and flexibility fitness components and their practical application during the phases of rehabilitation. Laboratory included. Prerequisites: BI 211-G and PE 220, or consent of instructor. Fall semester.
  • AT 351 Prevention & Evaluation of Upper and Lower Body Athletic Injuries and Illnesses I/3
    A study of clinical and field evaluative processes and equipment used by the Athletic Trainer. Focus is on orthopedic and soft tissue trauma to the extremities. The preventive measures available to reduce the frequency of injury and illness are surveyed and discussed. Laboratory included. Prerequisites: BI 211-G and PE 220, or consent of instructor. Fall semester.
  • AT 352 Prevention & Evaluation of Upper and Lower Body Athletic Injuries and Illnesses II/3
    A study of clinical and field evaluative processes and equipment used by the Athletic Trainer. Focus is on orthopedic and soft tissue trauma to the axial skeleton. The preventive measures available to reduce the frequency of injury and illness are surveyed and discussed. Laboratory included. Prerequisites: BI 211-G and PE 220, or consent of instructor. Spring semester.
  • AT 430 Therapeutic Modalities/3
    A study of therapeutic modalities: selection, set-up, application, parameters and physiological effects. The use of pharmaceuticals will also be investigated. Focus is on incorporating modalities and pharmaceuticals in the facilitation of the tissue healing response in the various stages of rehabilitation from injury or illness. Laboratory included. Prerequisites: BI 211-G and PE 220 or consent of instructor. Spring semester.
  • AT 435 Administration in Athletic Training/2
    This course deals with the organization, administration, and methods involved in both the practice and programming of athletic training. An emphasis is placed on problem solving and risk management. Prerequisite: PE 220 or consent of instructor. Fall semester.
  • AT 440 Pathology and General Medical Conditions for the Athletic Trainer/3
    A study of the causes and physiological responses physically active persons encounter due to injury, illness, disease, and disabilities. Included are the recognition, treatment, and referral of general medical conditions. Spring semester.