Pre-Athletic Training

Degree Option

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) with a degree in Health Sciences

Regulations and Academic Requirements

Pre-Athletic Training web site


Program Overview

Students in the Pre-Athletic Training program complete three years in the pre-AT track, followed by two years in the Master of Science in Athletic Training program.  After the first year in the Master’s program, students may earn a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences degree. 

Students in the pre-AT program are guaranteed an interview for admission to Drake's Master’s program.  During the pre-AT program, students may pursue membership in professional organizations, providing the chance to network with fellow students across the state and country.

Pre-AT students enroll in the Issues in Health Sciences course series through which they gain job shadowing experiences, career exploration opportunities, innovation and practice management skills, and health care system understanding. 


Requirements for Major

The following is a list of courses that Pre-AT students would take at Drake while completing their bachelor's degree to prepare for admission into the Master of Science in Athletic Training program. 

Course

Credits

BIO 012 - General/Pre-Professional Biology I, and

BIO 012L - General/Pre-Professional Biology I Lab

3

1

BIO 013 - General/Pre-Professional Biology II, and

BIO 013L - General/Pre-Professional Biology II Lab

3

1

BIO 133 – Kinesiology, and

BIO 133L – Kinesiology Lab

3

1

BIO 134 – Exercise Physiology, and

BIO 134L – Exercise Physiology Lab

3

1

CHEM 001 - General Chemistry I, and

CHEM 003 - General Chemistry I Lab

3

1

CHEM 002 - General Chemistry II, and

CHEM 004 - General Chemistry II Lab

3

1

CHEM 097 – Organic Chemistry I, and

CHEM 098 – Organic Chemistry I Lab

3

1

ECON 002 - Principles of Microeconomics

3

FYS (---) - First Year Seminar

3

HSCI 020 - Issues in Health Science I: College Connection/Career Path

1.5

HSCI 025 - Issues in Health Science II: Health Care System

3

HSCI 055 - Issues in Health Science III: Entrepreneurial Leadership

3

HSCI 095 - Medical Terminology

1

HSCI 105 - Issues in Health Science IV: Values & Ethics

3

HSCI 125* - Medical Physiology, and

HSCI 125L - Medical Physiology Lab

HSCI 141 – Human Anatomy

HSCI 141L – Human Anatomy Lab

4

1

3

1

HSCI 149 – Intro to Sports Medicine

3

HSCI 150 – Skeletal Muscle Structure & Function

2

HSCI 155 - Issues in Health Science V: Capstone Experiences

3

HSCI 172 - Evaluating Research Literature

3

HSCI 196 - Senior Experience I

4

HSCI 197 - Senior Experience II

4

MATH 050 - Calculus I

4

PHAR 126 – Principles of Nutrition

2

PHY 011 - General Physics I

4

PSY 001 - Intro to Psychology

4

STAT 060 - Statistics for the Life Sciences

3

Professional Electives

29

Biomedical Science Electives (minimum 6 credits)

  • BIO 095-199
  • CHEM 100-199
  • PHAR 130
  • PHY 001-199

Health Sciences Electives (minimum 9 credits)

  • HSCI 100-199
  • EDUC 172
  • PHAR 100-199
  • SPAN 150

Business Electives (no minimum credits)

  • ACCT 040-199
  • BLAW 060-199
  • ECON 002-199
  • FIN 095-199
  • MGMT 110-199
  • MKTG 101-199

Psychology Electives (no minimum credits)

  • PSY 002-199
 

Drake Curriculum / General Electives

18

Total

137.5

 


Regulations and Academic Requirements

Pre-AT students should become familiar with the General Information section of this catalog, which covers many regulations that affect all Drake University students. The College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences also has a number of specific regulations and requirements that must be met to progress through the Pre-AT curriculum. Some of these are listed below; others are available in the College Student Handbook (http://www.drake.edu/cphs/handbookspolicies/).

Many courses have prerequisite requirements. Admission to a course is denied if prerequisite courses have not been successfully completed. Therefore, deviations from the curriculum as it is structured require careful consideration. Course prerequisites may be found in the course descriptions area of the catalog.

Students may apply a maximum of 9 hours of elective coursework on a credit/no credit basis toward graduation. Courses regularly graded on a credit/no credit basis are not included within the 9 hours maximum. The student must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 before registering in a course on a credit/no credit basis.

Pre-AT students are assigned a faculty member as their academic adviser. Faculty advisers help students:

  • Adapt to the college environment
  • Assist in the development of the student's education plan by providing input and feedback
  • Encourage discussions about the appropriateness of their chosen career track and the career options within the profession
  • Assist in identification of opportunities for professional skill development and
  • Make appropriate referrals to university student service offices when academic or personal difficulties arise.

The Academic and Student Affairs Office is responsible for coordinating the registration process, verifying appropriate registration of courses, approving educational plan waivers and transfer credit requests, updating degree audits with regard to substitutions, waivers and transfer courses, answering student questions regarding registration, credit completion, course transfer process and study-abroad opportunities, and coordinating and communicating opportunities for internship, study abroad, research and postgraduate study. The final responsibility for completion of graduation requirements, however, belongs to the student and, accordingly, each student should become familiar not only with the curriculum but also with the academic regulations of the college.


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