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Athletic Training Program

The Athletic Training Program is an undergraduate Major for Minot State University. The Athletic Training Program requires 120 credits within the major including the student's general education courses. This Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education To be eligible to take the Board of Certification (BOC) Exam students must graduate from a CAATE accredited program. The Athletic Training Program allows for relationships with local hospitals, clinics, and high schools to provide a comprehensive clinical experience for athletic training majors.

Accreditation Status
The Bachelor of Science Degree with a major in Athletic Training is a professional entry-level program that is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).

** Completing the program does not guarantee passage of the very rigorous and competitive exam, and for that reason we strongly advise a double major.

Athletic Training Program Mission
The Minot State University Athletic Training Program's mission is to provide students with an educational experience that will allow them to successfully complete the Board of Certification, Inc.Exam. The Mission of the Athletic Training Program at Minot State University incorporates the University mission to advance knowledge, as well as the critical and creative thinking skills of the Athletic Training Majors.

Minot State University Athletic Training Program Goals

  1. To provide a comprehensive Athletic Training Program that will allow students to successfully complete the Board of Certification, Inc. Exam.
  2. To prepare competent Athletic Trainers who are involved in acting and reflecting on the athletic training educational competencies and content knowledge that they have acquired.
  3. To educate students on the National Athletic Trainers Associations Code of Ethics.
  4. To provide students with the clinical and sideline skills required to successfully performing the duties of an Athletic Trainer.
  5. The Athletic Training major is directly related to the Corporate Fitness major and the Physical Education major at Minot State University. The relationships exist with sharing a common faculty from Instructors to the Dean, sharing a facility with the programs, sharing students within the program, shared equipment, and a shared vision and mission with the Department and University.

The Minot State University Athletic Training Program's mission to provide students with an educational experience through the completion of a curriculum geared towards the BOC, Inc. Exam is directly linked to the mission of the North Dakota University Systems Roundtable by sharing and application of knowledge to foster a vital future for students and the community. The practical application nature of the athletic training program is directly linked to the mission of the NDUS Roundtable's mission of "enhancing the quality of life for all those we serve and the economic and social vitality of North Dakota through the discovery, sharing and application of knowledge"(Strategic Plan, P. 5, April 3, 2008). Faculty and Clinical Faculty teaching and guiding students in a learning environment in which students are socially engaged with community members is a prime example of the Roundtables Mission at work in the Minot State University's Athletic Training Program.

Athletic Training Program Objectives
Students enrolled in the Athletic Training Program will

  • Be knowledgeable in risk management and injury prevention
  • Identify pathology of injuries and illnesses
  • Demonstrate skills in orthopedic clinical examination and diagnosis
  • Recognize and treat medical conditions and disabilities
  • Demonstrate the cognitive, psychomotor, and affective skills necessary to care for acute injuries and illnesses
  • Describe uses of various therapeutic modalities and demonstrate appropriate use of therapeutic modalities
  • Identify the appropriate use of conditioning and rehabilitative exercise
  • Demonstrate knowledge of pharmacology
  • Demonstrate the skills necessary for psychosocial intervention and referral
  • Identify the nutritional aspects of injuries and illnesses
  • Demonstrate skills in health care administration
  • Be knowledgeable about professional development and responsibility

Additional Program Information
» Board of Certification Exam Pass Rates
» Expenses
» Requirements for Application for Admission into the Athletic Training Program
» Program Admission Information
» Criminal Background Check
» Transfer Student Policy
» Significant Infectious Diseases Policy [pdf]
» PRECEPTOR/ATS Documentation on Education of ATP Policies [pdf]
» Student Athletes
» Clinical Experiences
» Travel Policy
» Clinical Supervision Policy
» Program Assessment/Evaluation
» MSU ATP Non-Discrimination Policy