- Megan Saunders ‘14
- Hometown: Lakewood, Ohio
- Major: Athletic Training
My favorite teacher is a person who hasn’t taught me in a traditional classroom. Morgan Bagley, athletic trainer and director of athletic training education at Mount Union, is not only my advisor and athletic trainer for basketball, but also has become one of the most important people in my life. She is always there for me no matter what and I would be lost without her.
Athletic Training Major Requirements
Requirements for a Major in Athletic Training
The requirements listed below reflect Mount Union’s new curriculum for the 2012-2013 Academic Year. For information regarding major or minor requirements for current students, please refer to the University Catalogue of your entering year.
1. SELECTIVE ADMISSION (See University Catalog and/or ATEP Student Handbook)
2. ATHLETIC TRAINING MAJOR REQUIREMENTS:
- Foundations of Athletic Training
- Orthopedic Applications in Athletic Training
- Medical Terminology and Health
- Immediate Care of Athletic Injuries
- Injury Recognition I: Head, Cervical Spine and Upper Extremity
- Injury Recognition II: Spine, Core and Lower Extremity
- Clinical Practicum I
- Clinical Practicum II
- Clinical Practicum III
- Clinical Practicum IV
- Clinical Practicum V
- Clinical Practicum VI
- Medical Aspects of Sport
- Therapeutic Rehabilitation and Modalities I
- Therapeutic Rehabilitation and Modalities II
- Sport Nutrition and Pharmacology
- Athletic Training Practicum: Assessment Applications
- Senior Culminating Experience: Organization and Administration of AT
3. EXTRA DEPARTMENT REQUIREMENTS:
- Anatomy and Physiology I
- Anatomy and Physiology II
- Exercise Physiology I
- Foundations of Human Movement
- Strength Training and Conditioning
4. ELECTIVE COURSES:
- Cultural Competencies in Health Care
- Independent Study
- Honors Thesis
- Internship in Athletic Training / Sports Medicine
Six semesters of directly supervised clinical practicum are required for graduation. These courses must be completed under the direct supervision of qualified preceptors, in an approved clinical setting; they are required and available only for students selected into the CAATE Accredited ATEP. The required clinical practicum courses must be distributed over at least six semesters, coinciding with ATP 230, 232, 350, 355, 450 and 455.
Additionally, at least one high school experience will be incorporated into the required clinical practicum rotations as well as exposure to at least one opposite gender sport, varying levels of risk, protective equipment and general medical experiences that address the continuum of care that would prepare a student to function in a variety of settings and meet the domains of practice delineated for a certified athletic trainer in the profession. Athletic training majors are encouraged to obtain clinical experiences in other allied medical settings, i.e., ambulance riding/observation or athletic/physical therapy settings and medical facilities as part of the overall clinical practicum experience.
Additionally, this curriculum is competency-based. Successful completion at the “master level” (a score of 80% or higher) of ALL educational competencies and clinical proficiencies (CPs) established by the CAATE, enumerated in the Mount Union Clinical Proficiency Verification Manual for Students, are required for BOC eligibility and for graduation. These educational competencies and clinical proficiencies are distributed appropriately throughout the required didactic course work and clinical practicum.