Being on the sidelines during the big game is tough for an athlete. You can make it easier with the knowledge and understanding of the body and injuries that will keep those athletes playing the sport they love! NWC’s Athletic Training program starts you on the exciting track to help prevent, evaluate, manage, and rehabilitate those injuries. In a competitive and collaborative setting, you will learn how to tape, treat, and rehabilitate athletes. After graduating, you’ll be prepared to transfer to a four-year school and the next step in becoming a Board Certified Athletic Trainer. This program provides a solid foundation for students planning a career as an athletic trainer. It prepares students to transfer to institutions offering bachelor’s degrees in athletic training. Students must successfully complete core courses with a “C-” or better to meet program requirements. At the beginning of the spring semester of their sophomore year, students must make application for admission to an accredited athletic training education program at a four-year institution.

Program-specific Outcomes

  • Students will be able to demonstrate a thorough understanding of an injury prevention program for athletics, including strength/conditioning, nutrition, protective equipment, and taping and wrapping techniques.
  • Students must demonstrate knowledge and application of emergency procedures for athletics, along with the ability to design an emergency action plan for individual and team events.
  • Students must demonstrate comprehension and application of injury assessment and evaluation of the body’s upper and lower extremities.
  • Students must demonstrate knowledge and application of athletic training professional practice and competencies

Sample Careers:

  • Athletic Trainer
  • Physical Therapist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Physician's Assistant

Academic Map

Semester One

  • HLSC-1101 Allied Health 1st Year Seminar 2
  • ENGL-1010 English I: Intro to Comp 3
  • FCSC-1141 Principles of Nutrition 3
  • KIN-1005 Intro to Kines & Health Prmotn 2
  • PEPR-2050 Care & Prev. of Ath. Injuries 2
  • HLED-1225 Standard First Aid and CPR 2
  • PEAC-1273 Weight Training/Conditioning

Semester Two

  • MATH-1400 College Algebra 4
  • ZOO-2010 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 4
  • ZOOL-2010 Human Anatomy & Phys I Lab 0
  • ENGL-2005 Technical Writing 3
  • or ENGL-2030 Critical Reading and Writing 3
  • KIN-1052 Intro to Athltc Training 3
  • KIN-1058 Emer. Mgmt. Ath. Inj/Ill

Semester Three

  • ZOO-2020 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 4
  • ZOOL-2020 Human Anat & Physiology II Lab 0
  • PSYC-1000 General Psychology 3
  • STAT-2050 Fundamentals of Statistics 4
  • KIN-2057 Assess & Eval Ath Inj/Ill I 3
  • KIN-2068 Athletic Training Clinical I 1
  • PEAC-1274 Adv Weight Trn & Conditn

Semester Four

  • CO/M-1010 Public Speaking 3
  • POLS-1000 American & Wyoming Government 3
  • or HIST-1221 The United States from 1865 3
  • or HIST-1251 Wyoming History 3
  • KIN-2058 Assess & Eval Ath Inj/Ill II 3
  • KIN-2078 Athletic Training Clinical II 1
  • NRST-1200 Medical Terminology 2
  • ANTH-1200 Intro to Cultural Anthropology 3
  • or ART-1010 Introduction to Art
Program taught in:
  • English (US)

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