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Students interested in applying for Spring 2014 admission to the athletic training education program must contact Dawn Hammerschmidt, ATEP Program Director.
The mission of Minnesota State University Moorhead's Athletic Training Education Program is to provide the athletic training student with the essential educational and clinical experiences to qualify as a candidate for the Board of Certification examination.
Athletic Training coursework and clinical education experience are sequential. The sequencing of coursework and clinical education provides the athletic training student the opportunity to gain knowledge and master skills over time. Entering freshmen first three (transfer students’ fall) semester(s) is observational; the student completes required coursework and observational hours. Application to the program takes place during the fall semester.
A limited number of applicants will be admitted to the Athletic Training major. The number of students admitted into the Athletic Training Education Program will be dependent upon the number of clinical experience sites available for that given year. Interested transfer students should contact the Curriculum Coordinator regarding requirements. Only admitted students will proceed in the curriculum. Interested students must meet with the Curriculum Coordinator before declaring Athletic Training as a major. Competitive admittance is dependent upon successful completion of the following:
(Required at time of application)
Students accepted into the athletic training education program will incur additional program costs. The expenses are required to complete accreditation requirements, ensure the health and safety of the students and the patients they come in contact with, and meet requirements of off-campus standards. Some of the below costs may be covered by your or your parent/guardian(s) insurance coverage. As a full-time student, your office visit cost to Hendrix Health Center is included in your student health fees. The physical exam, immunization, and tuberculosis fees are listed from the Hendrix Health Center, but may be completed at a facility of your choice.
The MSUM Exercise Science program develops the competencies required to be a successful fitness professional. The curriculum includes a core requirement area and an elective area. The core requirement area focuses on the following disciplines: wellness, nutrition, disease prevention, anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, physiology of exercise, exercise testing and exercise prescription. The elective area includes a variety of courses from business, health, physical education, biology, chemistry, physics, math, and English, speech and computer science. Course selection in the elective area is made in consultation with the academic advisor depending upon career goals of the student.
Students are encouraged to consider an academic minor to broaden their understanding of the fitness industry. The following related academic minors are recommended: strength and conditioning, business administration, health and medical sciences, coaching or community health.