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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Athletic Training

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Department Human Performance
College Allied Health & Nursing
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Undergraduate Degree Type(s) BATR (Bachelor of Athletic Training)
Program Description

The Athletic Training Major is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) and prepares students for careers in the Allied Health Care Profession of Athletic Training. The Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) is a highly educated and skilled allied health professional who specializing in providing care for the physically active and athletic populations. In cooperation with physicians and other health professionals, the athletic trainer functions as an integral member of the health care team in secondary schools, colleges and universities, sports medicine clinics, professional sports programs, physician offices, and other health care settings.

The athletic trainer plays an important role in the health care of the physically active, especially in the prevention, recognition, management, and rehabilitation/reconditioning of injuries incurred as a result of activity. The care provided by an athletic trainer may help the individual avoid unnecessary medical treatment or aid in referral to the appropriate physician.

Admission Requirements The selection process is competitive and is based on the student's:
  • cumulative GPA and prerequisite GPA,
  • completion of the general education prerequisites,
  • completion of the required major courses,
  • accumulation of up to 100 hours of pre-athletic training level observations in the Minnesota State Mankato athletic training room, and observation and evaluation of performance during those observation hours,
  • letters of recommendation and a formal interview, and
  • compliance with established technical standards for physical, cognitive, and attitudinal abilities that an entry-level athletic trainer must possess. See athletic training program director for specific details.
A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75, on a 4.00 scale, is required as an application standard. An application packet may be obtained from the program director during spring semester and must be completed and returned by May 1st.
Other Requirements The broad based major does not require a minor for completion of degree requirements; however, students are strongly encouraged to work toward an additional major /minor in a related field.  In addition, course requirements include supervised clinical experiences at Minnesota State University and in approved clinical settings within the community, evenly distributed over a minimum two-year period.
Academic Bulletin A full description of the program including class listings and class descriptions are listed in the Academic Bulletin.
Program Contact Information Athletic Training
College of Allied Health and Nursing
Department of Human Performance
1400 Highland Center
Phone: 507-389-6313
Fax: 507-389-5618
For more information, please go to:
College Advising Allied Health Advising
Shirley Murray, Academic Advisor
124 Myers Fieldhouse

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