Bachelor of Arts inAthletic Training

Majoring in Athletic Training involves the study of how to prevent and treat sports injuries through therapeutic exercises and nutrition. You’ll learn kinesiology concepts in rehabilitation sciences, human movement, exercise and management. You’ll gain knowledge and skills that are important for admission to graduate programs in athletic training or for any career in fitness or wellness as you take 50 credit hours towards a Bachelor of Arts degree in exercise science with an emphasis in athletic training.

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Athletic Training Curriculum Overview

The Exercise Science major focuses on kinesiology concepts in human movement, exercise and management. The program prepares students for positions in settings such as fitness/wellness centers, personal training, coaching, rehabilitation sciences, health and wellness education. Students are prepared for post-baccalaureate study in areas such as human growth, aging, athletic training, biomechanics, chiropractic, exercise physiology, sports management, sport psychology and more.

Course ID Course Name Credit Hours
KHS - 125 Introduction to Kinesiology 1
HCA - 530 Research Methods 3
KHS - 300 Applied Nutrition 4
KHS - 311 Functional Anatomy 4
KHS - 394 Sports Business 4
KHS - 400 Health Psychology 4
KHS - 475 Applied Exercise Prescription 4
KHS - 490 Senior Professional Seminar 1
KHS - 498 Kinesiology Internship 1

This course provides an introduction to the sub-disciplines of the field of Kinesiology. At the conclusion of the course, students will have an understanding of the various sub-disciplines of Kinesiology and the current issues present in these sub-disciplines, and be award of available employment and graduate school opportunities.

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Introduce students to qualitative research methods within the context of aging. Quantitative research will look at methodologies and technologies of social science research emphasizing the diversity in our aging population.

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The study of the interaction of humans with food. Nutritional concepts; current consumer issues in nutrition; nutritional needs through the life cycle; international nutritional concerns and issues are studied.

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This course employs a regional approach to human anatomy and emphasizes the role of the musculoskeletal system in producing movement. Elements of the nervous, cardiovascular, and respiratory systems are also considered. Kinematic features of common athletic movements are explored.

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This course will include a comprehensive analysis of issues related to sports business. Topics will include finance, accounting and budgeting as it relates to the world of sports business.

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KHS400 Health Psychology is designed to help students learn those skills necessary in forging a bridge between the client-learner's thoughts, feelings and actions by integrating thought and behavior into one synergistic approach to the delivery of health education that can accommodate the whole person. Cognitive techniques, such as lecture discussion, readings, presentations, collection of data, and specific planning combined with the behavioral components of emotion and action will help in bringing about this synergistic process.

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This course integrates important principles and theories in exercise physiology, kinesiology, nutrition, psychology, and measurement, and then applies them to physical fitness testing and individualized exercise program design for team and individual athletes. Students will learn how to select physical fitness tests, conduct physiological assessments, and design individualized exercise programs and prescriptions. (Prerequisite: KHS 474 Exercise Physiology)

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This capstone course prepares students to chart different paths following graduation with a degree in Kinesiology or physical education: (a) entering the work force in the field of Kinesiology at a bachelor's degree level, (b) enter the work force in the field of teacher education at a bachelor's degree level, or (c) enter a graduate school. In this course student will develop a resume, request letters of recommendation, complete a professional portfolio, and identify job-searching strategies. (Prerequisite: senior status)

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This internship places students directly in a setting where students learn to apply entry-level competencies. The student and advisor collaborate with the on-site supervisor in selecting an appropriate internship site that meets the need of the student, the needs of the internship site and the program needs. (Prerequisites: senior status and advisor approval)

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Bachelor of Arts degrees at Concordia University, St. Paul consists of a major of typically 32 to 44 credits or two minors, general education courses, and elective courses totaling a minimum of 128 credits.

Meet Your Professors

Dr. Matthew Buns Assistant Professor of Kinesiology

Dr. Buns' teaching areas include physical education methods and motor development, learning, and control.

Dr. Megan Dowdal-Osborn Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy

Dowdal-Osborn has practiced within multiple clinical settings including acute care, subacute, long term care and acute rehabilitation.

Mrs. Josanne Christian Instructor of Nursing

As the RN to BS-Nursing (Degree Completion) program coordinator, Christian serves in both teaching and administrative roles.

Dr. Samuel Haag Assistant Professor of Kinesiology and Health Sciences

Career Potential

You'll also have real opportunities to learn beyond the classroom via Concordia Health Alliance for Majors in Physical Education & Kinesiology (CHAMP) Club activities; participation in conferences, workshops, seminars, and clinics locally and nationally; and internship opportunities with a variety of organizations and sports teams. Because we design our athletic training program to be responsive to the exact needs of the marketplace, it will be a relevant degree if you’re considering graduate study in athletic training or a career in fitness/wellness centers, personal training, coaching, rehabilitation sciences or health and wellness education.

  • Athletic Training
  • Chiropractics
  • Sports Medicine
  • Exercise Science
  • Nutrition
  • Sport Management
  • Sports Psychology
  • Health and Wellnes
  • Personal Trainer
  • Health Coordinator
  • Fitness Center Management

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