The EKU-AT Program curriculum can be found below. The curricular maps below reflect the current AT program requirements which are also found in the EKU AT Program Student Handbook. The EKU Undergraduate catalog provides information regarding the requirements for completing B.S. in Athletic Training Degree program depending on the year you entered EKU and the EKU-AT Program. The following are Sample Four Year Curricular Sequences provided for prospective EKU-AT Program students based on the most current curricular changes and current catalog year:
Below are the updated four year curricular sequences to reflect the 2012-2013 AT Program changes which also include the new EKU General Education Program for students starting at EKU in the Fall 2012, and reflect curricular changes approved by the Council on Academic Affairs to assure the AT Program's compliance with the NATA Education Councils 5th Edition of the Educational Competencies.
- Four Year Curricular Sequence for BS Athletic Training
- Four Year Curricular Sequence for BS Athletic Training for Physical Therapy: Recommend for students wishing to pursue Physical Therapy, consists of additional electives not required for the BS in AT but needed to meet Physical Therapy Program pre-requisites.
- Four Year Curricular Sequence for BS Athletic Training for Physician Assistant: Recommend for students wishing to pursue Physician Assistant school or other allied health post professional programs, consists of additional electives not required for the BS in AT but needed to meet Physician Assistant Program pre-requisites.
The Above Curricullum maps Have been UP-DATED to Reflect New EKU General Education Course Changes that went into effect for Fall 2012-2013 Academic Year
TRANSFER STUDENT POLICY*
Students transferring to Eastern Kentucky University from another institution who seek admission into the Athletic Training Program (AT Program) must submit detailed syllabi and transcripts of grades to the Eastern Kentucky University Registrar’s Office. Additional details regarding transfers to EKU is described by the Student Outreach and Transition Office . The Registrar determines which General Education and other non-required AT Program courses are accepted to meet the University’s requirements. The Director of the AT Program will determine which Athletic Training courses/credits will transfer. Appeals of these decisions are to be made directly to the Registrar. In cases where the appeal involves required Athletic Training courses, the Chair of the Department of Exercise and Sport Science, and the Dean of the College of Health Sciences will be consulted.
A student transferring to Eastern Kentucky University can generally become eligible as a candidate for the AT Program after completion of the required academic course content and any associated clinical proficiencies. A transfer student with an Athletic Training related background may have specific Pre-Athletic Training courses (i.e., ATR 100; ATR 225; BIO 171, EMC 104; PHE 212, PHE 180) waived if the outcomes and clinical proficiencies have been previously met as determined by AT Program Director. Additionally, the Director of the AT Program may grant exceptions to specific candidates if the student meets all other AT Program admission requirements. In this case, students may be admitted provisionally into the AT Program. These students will be given two semester as a provisional admit to meet any remaining course deficiencies. Provisional students who meet all course requirements after this period will then be granted full admission status, while students who do not meet these requirements, will not be able to continue in the AT Prorgram. On the other hand, if all of the Pre-Athletic Training courses are not waived, the student must complete the courses successfully before they may apply to the AT Program's professional phase. In addition to successful completion of the course competencies and clinical proficiencies.
A transfer student may enroll in any of the Pre-Athletic Training courses prior to being accepted into the AT Program, assuming that the student has met any/all course pre-requisites. However, the student may not enroll in any practicum course prior to being accepted into the professional phase of the AT Program.
*NOTE: this policy will also be followed by EKU students desiring to change their major to Athletic Training after the first 24 semester hours of academic course work.
Please Note: Admission to the athletic training program is competitive and a student wishing to pursue this major should speak with an EKU-AT Program advisor prior to registering for classes. The competitive admission criteria are found in the EKU-AT Program Student Handbook and also in the Online Application packet provided to students wishing to apply to the EKU-AT Program.
For more information regarding the athletic training program please contact Dr. Eric J. Fuchs, ATC, EMT-B , Director, Athletic Training Program.