The Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education has mandated that all professional preparation Athletic Training programs must be at the master's level by 2022. The FGCU B.S.A.T. program is in the process of transitioning to the master's level. FGCU will welcome the first class of Master of Science in Athletic Training (M.S.A.T.) students in summer 2019.
The Bachelor of Science (B.S.A.T.) in Athletic Training program provides students
with the knowledge and skills needed to evaluate, advise, and treat athletes of any
type and of all ages. Students learn how to help athletes prevent injury, recover
and return to pre-injury status. During the program, students 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. program are
eligible to take the Board of Certification (BOC) examination to become a certified
The FGCU Sports Medicine-Athletic Training Services Website provides some interesting insight into the interaction of NATA Certified Athletic Trainers and Athletes at Florida Gulf Coast University.
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Program Requirements for the 2018-2019 Catalog Year
The General Education Program Website is located at http://www.fgcu.edu/general_education
Program Progression and Additional Graduation Requirements
For timely degree completion, students must complete appropriate milestones. Failure to meet milestone requirements may result in required major reselection. Refer to the program website or Student Guidebook for further information on milestones.
- 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.
In addition to the program requirements, students must:
- Satisfactorily complete a minimum of 120 credits.
- Complete at least 48 of the 120 credits in the upper division (3000 and higher).
- Complete at least 30 of the last 60 credits at FGCU.
- Earn a cumulative GPA of 2.0 for all coursework attempted at FGCU.
- Satisfy College-Level Skills and foreign language entrance requirements.
- Satisfy Service Learning requirement. See www.fgcu.edu/connect/
- 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.
To prevent or minimize excess hours, select general education courses that satisfy common prerequisite requirements for your intended major.
- FGCU General Education Program (https://www.fgcu.edu/general_education/)
- Common Prerequisites
A minimum grade of C is required in each course.
FGCU Course: BSC 1010C Gen'l Biology w/Lab I (4)
Acceptable Substitute: BSC X010C or (BSC X010 and BSC X010L)
FGCU Course: BSC 1085C Hum Anat & Physio w/Lab I (4) and BSC 1086C Hum Anat & Physio w/Lab II (4)
Acceptable Substitute: [(BSCX093 and BSCX093L) and (BSCX094 and BSCX094L)] or (PETX322C and PETX323C) or (ZOOX733C and PCBX703C) or (APKX100C and APKX105C) or [(BSCX085 and BSCX085L) and (BSCX086 and BSCX086L)] or (BSCX085C and BSCX086C)
FGCU Course: HSC 2577 Nutri Human Health & Wellness (3)
Acceptable Substitute: HUNX201 or HUNX941 or HUNX002 or HSCX577
FGCU Course: PHY 2053C College Physics w/Lab I (4)
Acceptable Substitute: (PHYX053 and PHYX053L) or PHYX053C or (PHYX048 and PHYX048L) or PHYX048C
FGCU Course: PSY 2012 General Psychology (3)
Acceptable Substitute: PSYX012
FGCU Course: STA 2023 Statistical Methods (3)
Acceptable Substitute: STAX023 or STAX122 or STAX201
- Required Courses in the Major (57 credits)
APK 4110L Applied Exercise Physiology (3)
APK 4112 Sport & Human Exer Psychology (3)
APK 4123 Human Perf and Energy Supplies (2)
APK 4930 PDS II Prep for Entering (2)
ATR 3014C Intro to Athletic Training (3)
ATR 3432C General Med Conditions in AT (2)
ATR 3512 Athletic Health Care Admin (3)
ATR 3812 Clinical Practice I (1)
ATR 3813C AT 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 (6)
PHT 3176L Movement Science I Lab (2)
PHT 3177 Movement Science II (4)
PHT 3177L Movement Science II Lab (1)
- University Requirements (3 credits)
IDS 3920 University Colloquium (3)
- Additional Electives - as needed to reach total credits required for the degree
Total Credits Required: 120
Curriculum MapToggle More Info
Athletic Training Pre-Major Course Curriculum Map
Students following the suggested course sequence will satisfy all necessary prerequisites for the Athletic Training Program.
Athletic Training Major Course Curriculum Map
The Athletic Training Program utilizes a cohort model. All students will follow the same course model.
Athletic Training Major Courses Track Breakdown
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Academic Learning CompactConsistent with its mission and guiding principles, Florida Gulf Coast University is committed to academic excellence and continuous quality improvement, as supported by a sound teaching-learning process. Within this process, students and instructors share responsibility for learning that is a movement from the simple to the complex, the concrete to the abstract, and the dependent to the independent. The Academic Learning Compact (ALC) initiative supports the teaching-learning process by clearly identifying expected core student learning outcomes in the areas of content/discipline knowledge and skills, communication skills, and critical thinking skills; aligning curricula with expectations; and using assessment to guide continuous improvement.
Content/Discipline Knowledge and Skills
Graduates will be able to:
- Demonstrate proper injury/illness prevention, clinical evaluation and diagnosis required of an athletic trainer.
- Demonstrate proper immediate, emergency care, treatment and rehabilitation required of an athletic trainer.
- Identify important concepts related to administration used in professional athletic training practice.
- Model professional behaviors that are consistent with professional practice in athletic training.
- Demonstrate effective critical thinking and problem solving skills compatible with being an effective athletic trainer.
- Appropriately use and modify written and oral communication used in athletic training practice.
- ATR 3014C Introduction to Athletic Training: Subset Skill Evaluations, Proficiency Assessment of Skills.
- ATR 3813C Athletic Training Practice I: Subset Skills Evaluation, Proficiency Assessment of Skills.
- ATR 3823C Athletic Training Practice II: Subset Skills Evaluation, Proficiency Assessment of Skills, Preparticipation Exam.
- ATR 4833C Athletic Training Practice III: Subset Skills Evaluation, Proficiency Assessment of Skills.
- ATR 4842C Athletic Training Practice IV: Subset Skills Evaluation, Proficiency Assessment of Skills.
- ATR 3812 Clinical Practice I: Clinical Assessment Tool, Subset Skill Evaluation, Proficiency Assessment of Skills.
- ATR 3822 Clinical Practice II: Clinical Assessment Tool, Subset Skill Evaluation, Proficiency Assessment of Skills.
- ATR 4832 Clinical Practice III: Clinical Assessment Tool, Subset Skill Evaluation, Proficiency Assessment of Skills.
- ATR 4852 Clinical Practice IV: Clinical Assessment Tool, Subset Skill Evaluation, Proficiency Assessment of Skills.
- Dept of Physical Therapy and Human Performance Professional Behaviors Plan Fall and Spring Semester (Junior and Senior year).
- APK 4930 Preparing for Entering and Growing in the Profession: Mock Athletic Training Board of Certification Exam, Cumulative Portfolio.
Graduates will be able to:
- Employ the conventions of standard written English.
- Select a topic, and develop it for a specific audience and purpose, with respect for diverse perspectives.
- Select, organize, and relate ideas and information with coherence, clarity, and unity.
Critical Thinking Skills
Graduates will be able to:
- Select and organize information.
- Identify assumptions and underlying relationships.
- Synthesize information, and draw reasoned inferences.
- Formulate an appropriate problem solving strategy.
- Evaluate the feasibility of the strategy.
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Information on FGCU institutional accreditation
The B.S. in Athletic Training 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). View Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education
The B.S. in Athletic Training Program at Florida Gulf Coast University has received accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education through the 2021-2022 Academic Year.
Pass Rates and Retention/ Graduation Rates
Board of Certification
View qualifications necessary for earning certification.
The Department of Rehabilitation Sciences at Florida Gulf Coast University has been approved by the Board of Certification to offer Category A CEU's for Athletic Trainers.
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Admissions Information for the 2018-2019 Catalog Year
If you are not yet an FGCU student, visit the Admissions Office Website
If you are a newly-admitted FGCU student please be sure to sign up for an Eagle View Orientation session. As part of this session you will be meeting with an academic advisor who will assist you in registering for classes for your major.
Program Admission Requirements
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 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 Effective Fall 2016
- Submit FGCU Undergraduate Admission Application and satisfy all applicable university admission requirements.
- Submit supplemental application materials.
- Athletic Training Application form
- Unofficial transcripts for any courses not transferred to FGCU
- 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
- Validation of AT Shadowing Experience (Signed by ATC, LAT Supervisor)
- 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.
- Interview (arranged by invitation when all other application materials have been received and reviewed)
Visit the Admissions Office Web site for information on admission deadlines of the university.
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Official Course Descriptions
Search for official course descriptions by using the Course Description Search utility.
Go to the Course Descriptions Search Web page, then follow these steps:
- Select an Academic Year from the TERM dropdown (required)
- Select a course prefix from one of the SUBJECT dropdowns (required)
- Enter search words in the TEXT field (optional, but will narrow the search results)
- Press Search
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Getting started with the Course Schedule Search
Search for program courses by using the Course Schedule Search utility.
Go to the Course Schedule Search Web page, then follow these steps:
- Select an Academic Year from the TERM dropdown (required)
- Select one or more of the search options to narrow your results (for example, CAMPUS, COLLEGE, DEPARTMENT, LEVEL, PREFIX*, COURSE ATTRIBUTE**). For virtual or web courses, select VIRTUAL in the CAMPUS field.
- Press Search.
*A course prefix is a three-letter designator for a major division of an academic discipline (for example, ACG for Accounting , BSC for Biological Science, ENC for English Composition). See the Degree Requirements page for a list of courses (with prefix and number) that can be used to fulfill degree requirements.
**A course attribute identifies specific characteristics of courses that can be used in a Degree Evaluation to satisfy a degree requirement. (Course attribute examples are Humanities courses - GEHM and Social Science courses - GESO.)
Tuition, Fees, and Financial AssistanceToggle More Info
Tuition and Fees
Information on Tuition, Fees and estimated total Cost of Attendance is available on the Office of the Bursar web site.
Financial Aid Opportunities
Visit FGCU's Financial Aid Web site for information about grants, additional scholarships, loans, and student employment.
In addition to typical FGCU student cost, the Athletic Training students can anticipate additional costs (estimated) related to the following:
- Liability Insurance ($30-$50)
- Membership Dues for professional organizations ($70-$90)
- Laboratory and Clinical Uniforms ($50-$100)
- Immunizations ($0-$150)
---FGCU Student Health Services Immunization Costs
- CPR/AED ($35-$45), First Aid ($15-$20)
- Criminal Record Background Checks ($100-$150)
---Some clinical sites may require additional background checks completed
- Travel to Clinical Sites
To apply for any of the below scholarships, obtain further information on the below scholarships, or to locate additional opportunities please visit: FGCU Foundation/Scholarship.