College of Health and Human Services

2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog Progression Plans are for planning purposes
only; see the catalog for official details.

Athletic Training, Bachelor of Science

4YR Progression Plan-Classic

Campus Availability

  • Flagstaff

Year 1

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
HS200 Healthy Lifestyles 3
Description: Physical, mental, and social health as it relates to the individual. Letter grade only.
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
-Option B-
AT200 Prev Athl Injuries & Emergency 3
Description: Involves preventing athletic injuries using taping techniques, special bracing or padding, and standard protective equipment. Incorporates knowledge and skills of first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation into athletic emergency situations. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
2. ENG105 Critical Read/Writng In Univ 4
Description: Writing skills for completing university coursework. Fulfills the liberal studies requirement for English composition. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: ((English Placement Test Results (ACT 17+; Accuplacer WR 4-7; IELTS 6+; PLACE 30+; SATI 340+, TOEFL PB 525+/CB 193+/IB 70+)) or (Test Results (ACT < 7; AccuplacerWR < 4; PLACE 10; SATI < 340) and Corequisite: ENG 107))
Requirement Designation: Foundation Requirement
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
3. MAT125 Precalculus Mathematics 4
Description: Concept of function; graphs; absolute value, linear, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions, systems of equations, analytic geometry. Please note that if you have credit in the previous courses MAT 112, MAT 120 or MAT 135, you may not receive credit for MAT 125. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: (MAT 108 or MAT 110 with a grade of C or better) or Math Placement Test Results (ALEKS/MATHA 50+; MATHC 50+; PLACE 55+) or International Exchange Student Group
Requirement Designation: Foundation Requirement
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
4. PSY101 Introduction To Psychology 3
Description: Surveys the science of psychology, including history of psychology, physiology, development, health, abnormal, learning, sensation, perception, motivation, personality, and intelligence. Letter grade only.
Requirement Designation: Social and Political Worlds
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
5. FSCOURSE Freshman Seminar Course 3
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
AT200 Prev Athl Injuries & Emergency 3
Description: Involves preventing athletic injuries using taping techniques, special bracing or padding, and standard protective equipment. Incorporates knowledge and skills of first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation into athletic emergency situations. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
-Option B-
HS200 Healthy Lifestyles 3
Description: Physical, mental, and social health as it relates to the individual. Letter grade only.
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
2. AT229 Emerg Care In Athl Trng 2
Description: This course exposes the student to emergency care situations/skills necessary in Athletic Training settings. The course also provides certification in CPR for the Professional Rescuer w/ AED. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
3. BIO181 Unity Of Life I: Cell Life 3
Description: Introductory course for biology majors. Emphasizes the unifying molecular and cellular principles of all life on earth. 3 hrs. lecture. Letter grade only.. Course fee required. Prerequisites: high school algebra, biology, and chemistry.
Requirement Designation: Science and Applied Science
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
4. BIO181L Unity Of Life I Lab 1
Description: Introduces experimental techniques in cellular and molecular biological sciences. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite or Corequisite: BIO 181 or BIO 181H
Requirement Designation: Lab Science
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
5. BIO192 Intro To Exercise Science 3
Description: Overview of the biological basis of human movement and function, including health, disease, and human performance. Provides information on the subject matter, career opportunities, and current literature in exercise science. Letter grade only.
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
6. DIVELECTIVE Diversity Elective 3 DIVELECTIVE Notes
Notes: Combine Diversity with CU or AHi
Apply to the program

Year 2

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. AT201 Clinical Education I 2
Description: Review and evaluation of specific clinical proficiencies required by the National Athletic Trainers' Association for certification. Includes day-to-day fieldwork in an approved athletic training clinical site facility. Pass-fail only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: Athletic Training Milestone
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
2. AT250 At Practice Concepts Symposium 1
Description: This class will meet once per week to discuss basic skills used daily in athletic training settings. The purpose is to assist the first semester AT student with clinical learning. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: AT 200 and Athletic Training Milestone
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
3. AT400 Anat Basis Of Sports Injuries 3
Description: An in depth study of the human body, focusing on the effects of injury to the musculature, nervous system, and blood supply of the extremities. Letter grade or pass-fail. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: Athletic Training Milestone
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
4. BIO201 Human Anatomy/Physiology I 3
Description: Integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, and sensory systems in health and disease. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: (BIO 181 or BIO 181H) Corequisite: BIO 201L
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
5. BIO201L Bio 201 Lab 1
Description: Examines histology and human organ systems including integumentary, skeletal, muscular and nervous. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Pre-or Corequisite: BIO 201
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
6. DIVELECTIVE Diversity Elective 3 DIVELECTIVE Notes
Notes: Combine Diversity with CU or AHI
Must be admitted to the Athletic Training Program to take more courses with AT Prefix
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. AT202 Clinical Education II 2
Description: Review and evaluation of specific clinical proficiencies required by the National Athletic Trainer's Association for certification. Includes day-to-day fieldwork in an approved training clinical site facility. Pass-fail only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: Athletic Training Milestone
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
2. AT350 Theraputc Modalities Ath Trng 4
Description: Examines the proper role of physical agents in the rehabilitation of sports-related injuries. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: Athletic Training Milestone
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
3. AT360 Physical Assmt Injured Athl I 3
Description: Physical assessment of sports-related injuries to the upper and lower extremities. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: Athletic Training Milestone
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
4. BIO202 Human Anatomy/Physiology II 3
Description: Body fluid, cardiovascular, digestive, respiratory, urinary, reproductive, and endocrine systems in health and disease. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: BIO 201 and BIO 201L Corequisite: BIO 202L
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
5. BIO202L Bio 202 Lab 1
Description: Examines human organ systems including endocrine, cardiovascular, immune, respiratory, urinary, digestive, and reproductive. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: BIO 201 Pre- or Corequisite: BIO 202
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
6. PHY111 General Physics I 4
Description: First course in the two-semester, algebra-based, introductory physics sequence. Classical mechanics, heat, and sound. 3 hrs. lecture, 3 hrs. lab. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite or Corequisite: MAT 125 or MAT 125H or higher
Requirement Designation: Lab Science
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015

Year 3

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. AT301 Clinical Education III 2
Description: Review and evaluation of specific clinical proficiencies required by the National Athletic Trainers' Association for certification. Includes day-to-day fieldwork in an approved athletic training clinical site facility. Pass-fail only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: Athletic Training Milestone
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
2. AT365 Physical Assmt Injured Athl II 3
Description: Physical assessment of sports-related injuries to the axial skeleton, thorax, abdomen, and associated organs. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: Athletic Training Milestone
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
3. AT370W Therapeutic Exrcse Injured Ath 4
Description: Planning and implementing sport-specific functional rehabilitation programs based on therapeutic goals and objectives. This course fulfills NAU's junior-level writing requirement. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite:  AT 360 and (ENG 105 or HON 190 or English Placement Test Results (PLACE 60+)) or International Exchange Student Group
Requirement Designation: Junior Writing Requirement
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
4. BIO334 Functnl Anatomy & Kinesiology 3
Description: Anatomical and mechanical basis of the science of human movement with application to analysis of movement activities. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: ((MAT 125 or MAT 125H or Math Placement Test Results (ALEKS/MATHA 65+; MATHC 65+; PLACE 70+)) and [EXS 190 or BIO 192] and BIO 201) or International Exchange Student Group
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
5. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. AT302 Clinical Education IV 2
Description: Review and evaluation of specific clinical proficiencies required by the National Athletic Trainers' Association for certification. Includes day-to-day fieldwork in an approved athletic training clinical site facility. Pass-fail only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: Athletic Training Milestone
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2015
2. AT368 Gen Med Conditions And Pharm 3
Description: An in depth look at general medical conditions commonly seen in the physically active as well as pharmaceuticals used in the treatment of those conditions and skeletal disorders. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite:  (AT 360 and AT 365) or International Exchange Student Group
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2015
3. BIO338 Physiology Of Exercise 3
Description: Physiology of human performance during exercise, including cellular and systemic responses, environmental, and training program considerations. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: (BIO 201 and BIO 202 and CHM 151 and [EXS 190 or BIO 192]) or International Exchange Student Group
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
4. BIO338L Exercise Physiology Lab 1
Description: Lab methods in exercise physiology, including cardiopulmonary and musculoskeletal function, body composition, and flexibility. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: (BIO 201 and BIO 202 and CHM 151 and [EXS 190 or BIO 192]) or International Exchange Student Group
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
5. CHM151 General Chemistry I 4
Description: Fundamental chemistry principles presented at a level appropriate for preprofessional, science, and engineering majors, including students proceeding to CHM 235 and 238. Prerequisites: high school chemistry or CHM 100 plus intermediate algebra; recommended: CHM 151L. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: (MAT 108 or MAT 114 w/ a grade of C or better) or Math Placement Test Results (ALEKS 50+)
Requirement Designation: Science and Applied Science
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
6. CHM151L General Chemistry I Lab 1
Description: Introduces important lab practices, stoichiometry, and the analysis of chemical unknowns. 2 hrs. lab including lecture time when appropriate. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Pre- or Corequisite: CHM 151
Requirement Designation: Lab Science
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
7. NTS256 Medical Nutrition 3
Description: Science of human nutrition, nutrient sources, functions and interactions; physiological needs throughout the life cycle; role of nutrition in health and disease. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: BIO 201
Requirement Designation: Science and Applied Science
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015

Year 4

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. AT315 Research In Athletic Training 2
Description: This course is designed to help the students learn basic scientific research knowledge. Topics include research design, statistics, evidence-based practice, critical appraisal, and ethics in Athletic Training research. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: Athletic Training Milestone
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
2. AT380 Admin In Athletic Training 3
Description: Provides background knowledge in the administration and management of athletic training. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite:  (AT 365 and AT 370W) or International Exchange Student Group
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
3. AT401 Clinical Education V 2
Description: Review and evaluation of specific clinical proficiencies required by the National Athletic Trainers' Association for certification. Includes day-to-day in an approved athletic training clinical site facility. Pass-fail only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: Athletic Training Milestone
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
4. AT497C Sr Capstone Proj Athletic Trng 3
Description: This will fulfill the University Senior Capstone requirement. The student conducts an independent research project of their choice. Admission into the Athletic Training Education Program and Senior Status recommended. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: AT 360 and AT 365 and AT 368 and AT 370W
Requirement Designation: Senior Capstone
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
5. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. AT320 Psych Of Injury In Sport 2
Description: This course exposes the student to psychological aspects of working with injured and/or ill athletes in an Athletic Training setting. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: Athletic Training Milestone
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2015
2. AT385 Struct/Trends In Ath. Training 3
Description: Role of pharmacology and supplements in athletics. Comprehensive study of athletic training structure. Discussion of current topics and trends in athletic training. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite:  (AT 365 and AT 370W) or International Exchange Student Group
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2015
3. AT402 Clinical Education VI 2
Description: Review and evaluation of specific clinical proficiencies required by the National Athletic Trainers' Association for certification. Includes day-to-day fieldwork in an approved athletic training clinical site facility. Pass-fail only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: Athletic Training Milestone
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2015
4. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
5. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3

University Requirements Specified by Major

University requirements includes 35 units of liberal studies and 6 units of diversity coursework. The courses listed below are required for the major, but may also be used to satisfy liberal studies and/or diversity. Know that if a course is used to satisfy more than one requirement it is only counted once in the cumulative totals. The sections that are blank can be satisfied with any course from the approved list of liberal studies or diversity.
Foundation Requirements:English (FNRQ:ENG) (4 units) ENG 105 (4)
Foundation Requirements:Math (FNRQ:MAT) (3 units) MAT 125 (4)
Aesthetic and Humanistic Inquiry (AHI) (6 units) Student Choice (6)
Social and Political Worlds (SPW) (6 units) PSY 101 (3)
Cultural Understanding (CU) (6 units) Student Choice (6)
Science/Applied Science (SAS/LAB) (7 units) BIO 181 (3), BIO 181L (1), CHM 151 (4), CHM 151L (1)
Liberal Studies Elective (3 units) Student Choice (3)
Diversity:U.S. Ethnic (DIV:ETHN) (3 units) Student Choice (3)
Diversity:Global (DIV:GLBL) (3 units) Student Choice (3)

Program Information

In accordance with the direction of Athletic Training Education across the nation, the NAU AT program is transitioning to a professional (entry-level) master's degree.  From Fall 2013 forward, we will only be accepting applications for the master's degree program.

NAU's Athletic Training program is accredited by CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education). We are the only state institution in Arizona with such a program and one of just two CAATE-accredited institutions in the state.  Our ATEP is a mandatory 3 year (6 semester) program, regardless of previous schooling.
After admission to NAU, the student must apply to the Athletic Training program. Admission decisions are based on the coursework completed, grade point average (2.75 minimum), experience in athletic training, letter of application, letters of recommendation, an interview, and a practical examination. Applications are due February 15th of each year.
Students applying for admission must have completed a minimum of two terms of college-level coursework (or in progress) including the following courses or their equivalents with a grade of "C" or better: AT 200, AT 229, BIO 181, HS 200, and PSY 101. This 8-term plan assumes readiness for MAT 125 in the 1st term. Students who have not placed at the MAT 125 level may need to take a pre-requisite, such as MAT 108 Algebra for Pre-calculus (or its transfer equivalent). Please note, however, that MAT 108 is not a requirement for this degree, though it may satisfy a general elective.
For more information about Athletic Training at Northern Arizona University, please visit the website at http://nau.edu/athletictraining .
All students are required to complete at least 120 units and the required 35 units of liberal studies and 6 units of diversity courses to graduate from NAU. Also, to obtain this degree, the student must earn a "C" or better in 84 units of AT course work. These courses are in bold print on the Progression Plan.

Academic Adviser
School of Nursing, Bldg #72, Room 206
928 523-6717
FAX (928) 523-3600
Debbie Craig, PhD, ATC
Program Director for Athletic Training
School of Health Professions, Building 66, Room 121B
(928) 523-0704
Debbie.Craig@nau.edu

General Information

Progression Plans are intended to provide a general road map related to the sequencing of courses. 

For a full description of degree requirements, review the Academic Catalog.  To determine what requirements you may have already met through transfer credits, AP/IB courses, or test credits review your Academic Requirements, advisement report.

Some courses may have prerequisites and/or require appropriate placement scores in Mathematics and English.  If you do not have the appropriate placement or prerequisite courses, you may have to take more courses than are presented on the Progression Plan. 

Not all classes are offered every term so use caution when changing the sequencing of courses.

For further clarification, refer to the catalog (link provided at the top of this page) or speak with an academic advisor.