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Lake Superior State University

Athletic Training: Bachelor of Science

Program Description

LSSU’s Athletic Training major is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). Upon successful completion of the Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP) at LSSU students are eligible to begin the application process to sit for the national certification exam through the board of certification.

The ATEP at LSSU is comprised of two phases, the pre-professional phase and the professional phase. The pre-professional phase consists of the students’ first two years in which the student completes University core curriculum courses and pre-requisite coursework within the athletic training curriculum to enable the student to become eligible to apply for admission into the professional phase of the program. Students then make a formal application to the ATEP.

The number of clinical sites available to the LSSU ATEP limits the number of students that can be admitted to the program on an annual basis. Students accepted into the professional phase of the ATEP will take advanced coursework and engage in supervised clinical experiences at private and university medical practices as well as LSSU athletics. Senior ATEP students are assigned to a staff ATC as they work with one of the athletic teams, and conclude their training with a 15-week internship selected in consultation with their academic advisor.

A detailed program description, competitive admission requirements and Technical Standards for Admission are provided in the Athletic Training Education Program Student Manual and on the Recreation Studies/Exercise Science Web site.

For a copy of the ATEP Student Manual or if you have further questions, please contact:
Joseph D. Susi II, MS, ATC
Athletic Training Education Program Director
(906) 635-2161

Degree Requirements

Program Requirements: (52 credits)

  • EXER141 Introduction to Movement 3
  • EXER230 Athletic Injury/Illness Prevention 3
  • EXER232 Athletic Injury/Illness Recognition 3
  • EXER234 Preventative Taping Techniques 1
  • EXER262 Exercise Physiology I 3
  • EXER268 Fitness Evaluation I 2
  • EXER275 Nutrition for Sport 2
  • EXER301 A.T. Clinical Experience I 2
  • EXER302 A.T. Clinical Experience II 2
  • EXER340 Therapeutic Modalities 3
  • EXER344 Kinesiology 3
  • EXER346 Therapeutic Exercise 3
  • EXER349 Orthopedic Assessment 3
  • EXER358 Research Methods 3
  • EXER401 A.T. Clinical Experience III 2
  • EXER402 A.T. Clinical Experience IV 2
  • EXER428 Psychological Aspects of Exercise and Athletic Rehabilitation 3
  • EXER452 Allied Health Administration 3
  • EXER492 Exercise Science Internship 6

Cognate Requirements: (31 credits)

Support Electives: (9 credits)

  • EXER140 Health & Fitness 3
  • EXER248 Psychology of Sport and Performance and Coaching 3
  • EXER265 Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning 3
  • EXER348 Fitness Evaluation II 3
  • EXER362 Exercise Physiology II 3
  • EXER442 Electrocardiology 2
  • EXER444 Exercise Prescription 2
  • EXER450 Philosophy of Human Performance and Leisure 3
  • PHYS221 Elements of Physics I 4
  • HLTH328 Multicultural Approaches to Health Care 3

General Electives (7 credits)
General Education (25 credits)
Total Credits: 124

Bachelor of Arts Degree Notes (if applicable): One year (8 credits) of a modern language other than English. If taken at LSSU, this would be: CHIN151-152, FREN151-152 or 251-252, GRMN141-142 or 241-242, NATV141-142 or 201-202, or SPAN161-162.

One-half year of two different languages will not meet this requirement.

Bachelor of Science Degree Notes (if applicable): At least eight (8) semester credits in addition to courses used for general education requirements from categories of social science, natural science, computer science or mathematics.

These bachelor of science degree requirements can be used for majors or minors, but not general education.