Athletic Training (B.S.A.T.)

College of Health Professions and Social Work
Department of Physical Therapy & Human Performance
(239) 590-7530

2014-2015 Catalog Year

The Bachelor of Science (B.S.A.T.) in Athletic Training Program provides students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to evaluate, advise, and treat patients of any type and of all ages. Students learn how to help these individuals avoid injury, recover, and return to participation. During the program, students also complete a series of clinical experiences. These experiences may be associated with FGCU intercollegiate athletic programs, professional athletic programs, local sports medicine clinics, and local high school athletic programs. Graduates of the FGCU B.S.A.T. Athletic Training Program are eligible to take the Board of Certification (BOC) examination to become a BOC certified athletic trainer.

Program Accreditation

The Athletic Training Education Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (2201 Double Creek Drive, Suite 5006, Round Rock, Texas 78664; telephone number 512-733-9700). (

Board of Certification

Qualifications necessary for earning certification can be found at the Board of Certification Inc. website: (


In addition to typical FGCU student cost, the Athletic training students can anticipate additional costs related to the following:

  • Transportation
  • Liability Insurance
  • Membership Dues for professional organizations
  • Laboratory and Clinical Uniforms
  • Immunizations
  • Level II Background Checks
  • CPR/AED, First Aid

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Program Admission Requirements

Limited Access

The Athletic Training Program conducts a competitive admissions process for this major. All applicants who meet the minimum admission requirements listed below may not be admitted into the program. Application forms are available from the Department of Physical Therapy and Human Performance or on the Athletic Training Program website.  All application materials must be received by February 1st of the year in which entry is sought. Application materials received after February 1st will be considered on a space-available basis. Admission decisions are made based on materials and coursework completed at the time of the application.

Admission Requirements

  • Submit FGCU Undergraduate Admission Application and satisfy all applicable university admission requirements.
  • Submit supplemental application materials.
    • Athletic Training Application form
    • Official transcripts from all institutions attended (except FGCU) submitted with application (only original, unopened transcripts will be considered official and is in addition to transcripts submitted for admission to FGCU)
    • Athletic Training Program Portfolio, which includes the following:
      • Resume
      • Responses to Sections 2 and 3 on the Athletic Training Portfolio Development Guidelines
    • Submit the following Athletic Training Application Materials:
      • Medical History Form (Signed by Health Care Provider)
      • Physical Exam Form (Signed by Health Care Provider)
      • Technical Standards Signature Form (Signed by Health Care Provider)
      • Immunization Requirements Form (Signed by Health Care Provider)
        • Include medical records for immunization, vaccines, and screening tests
      • Present and Future Coursework  Planning Sheet
      • Prerequisite GPA Calculation Sheet
      • Course Equivalent Substitution Form (if applicable)
      • Hepatitis B Waiver Form (if applicable)
  • At time of admission into the major, all prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better (a grade of C- or less is not acceptable). 
  • At time of application to the major, 17 hours of prerequisite course work must be completed.  The common prerequisite courses are:
    • BSC 1010C General Biology w/Lab (4)
    • BSC 1085C Human Anatomy and Physiology I w/Lab (4)
    • BSC 1086C Human Anatomy and Physiology II w/Lab (4)
    • HSC 2577 Human Nutrition (3)
    • PHY 2053C College Physics I w/Lab (4)
    • PSY 2012 General Psychology (3)
    • STA 2023 Statistics (3)
  • Grade point average calculated for all prerequisite courses of at least 3.00 (on a 4.0 scale).
  • A minimum grade point average of 3.00 (on a 4.0 scale) for the most recent 30 college credit hours.
  • Complete a criminal background check.

Program Requirements

  1. FGCU General Education Program (GEP) (36 hrs)
    Refer to the General Education Program for more information.
    1. Communication (6 hrs)
    2. Mathematics (6 hrs)
      1. STA 2023 recommended
    3. Humanities (9 hrs)
    4. Social Sciences (6-9 hrs)
      1. PSY 2012 recommended
    5. Natural Sciences (6-9 hrs)
      1. BSC 1010C recommended
      2. BSC 1085C or PHY 2053C recommended

        Note: At least one Natural Sciences course must include a laboratory or field component. Courses meeting this requirement contain a “C” or “L” in their course numbers. Each combined lecture and laboratory course (marked with a C) is equivalent to taking the lecture and laboratory separately.

  2. Common Prerequisites (variable)
    • BSC 1010C General Biology w/Lab (4)
    • BSC 1085C Human Anatomy and Physiology I w/Lab (4)
    • BSC 1086C Human Anatomy and Physiology II w/Lab (4)
    • HSC 2577 Human Nutrition (3)
    • PHY 2053C College Physics I w/Lab (4)
    • PSY 2012 General Psychology (3)
    • STA 2023 Statistics (3)

      (Common Prerequisites revised 8/5/09 to reflect revisions approved by the Statewide Articulation Coordinating Committee)

  3. Required Courses in the Major (57 hrs)
    • APK 4110L Applied Exercise Physiology (3)
    • APK 4112 Sport and Exercise Psychology (3)
    • APK 4123 Human Performance and Energy Supplies (2)
    • APK 4930 Preparation for Entering and Growing in the Profession (2)
    • ATR 3014C Intro to Athletic Training (3)
    • ATR 3432C General Medical Conditions in Athletic Training (2)
    • ATR 3512 Athletic Health Care Administration (3)
    • ATR 3812 Clinical Practice I (1)
    • ATR 3813C Athletic Training Practice I (3)
    • ATR 3822 Clinical Practice II (1)
    • ATR 3823C Athletic Training Practice II (3)
    • ATR 4832 Clinical Practice III (1)
    • ATR 4833C Athletic Training Practice III (4)
    • ATR 4842C Athletic Training Practice IV (4)
    • ATR 4843 Clinical Practice IV (3)
    • ATR 4852 Clinical Practice V (3)
    • IHS 4504 Research Methods in Health Care (3)
    • PHT 3176 Movement Science I (7)
    • PHT 3176L Movement Science I Lab (1)
    • PHT 3177 Movement Science II (4)
    • PHT 3177L Movement Science II Lab (1)

  4. University Requirements (3 hrs)
    • IDS 3920 University Colloquium (3)

  5. Additional Electives (variable)

    Additional electives may be required to reach a minimum of 120 credit hours for the baccalaureate degree.


Additional Graduation Requirements

  • Students must satisfactorily complete a minimum of 120 credit hours.
  • At least 48 of the 120 hours must be in the upper division (3000 and higher).
  • At least 30 of the last 60 hours must be earned at FGCU.
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.0 is required for all coursework attempted at FGCU.
  • Satisfy Communication and Computation Skills and foreign language entrance requirements.
  • Satisfy Service Learning requirement. See
  • Perform at Entry Level in all criteria of the Professional Behaviors Plan.
  • Complete all Required Courses in the Major with a minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • Apply for graduation per university guidelines and timeline.
  • Meet all Athletic Training Education Program and FGCU graduation requirements.
  • Adhere to requirements as stated in the Athletic Training Student Guidebook.

Progression Requirements

  • Students must follow a Program of Study approved by the student’s faculty advisor.
  • Students must receive a grade of “C” (“S” if applicable) or better on all courses within the program curriculum.
  • A student must perform at the appropriate level of generic abilities and criteria as outlined in the Professional Behaviors Plan.

Transfer Notes and Acceptable Substitutes

The following substitutions are acceptable for common prerequisites and must be completed with a grade of C or better:

  • BSC 1010C: may substitute BSC X010C or BSC X010 and BSC X010L (4)
  • BSC 1085C and BSC 1086C: may substitute PET X322C & PET X323C; or ZOO X733C & PCB X703C; or APK X100C & APK X105C; or BSC X085/X085L & BSC X086/X086L or BSC X085 & BSC X086C (4&4) or BSC X093/X093L & BSC X094/X094L
  • HSC 2577: may substitute HUN X941 or HUN X201 (3) or HUN X002 (3) or HSC X577 (3)
  • PHY 2053C: may substitute PHY X053 and PHY X053L or PHY X048C or PHY X048 and PHY 048L (4)
  • STA 2023: may substitute STA x122, STA x201 or STA X023 (3)


The information contained in this catalog excerpt is intended for informational purposes only. Every effort is made to provide this information as accurately as possible at the time of publication; however, the university reserves the right to revise any section or part without notice or obligation.
Printed on: 4/18/2015.