Suggested Two-Year Curriculum: 43 Credits

First Year: Summer Session (6 Credits) Summer Session III begins in July
ATR 500 Introduction to Athletic Training –3 credits
ATR 505 Functional Anatomy– 3 credits
First Year: Fall Semester (11 Credits) First Year: Spring Semester (9 Credits)
ATR 530 Therapeutic Modalities– 3 credits ATR 545 Therapeutic Exercise II– 3 credits
ATR 540 Therapeutic Exercise I– 3 credits ATR 560 Upper Extremity Assessment– 3 credits
ATR 550 Lower Extremity Assessment– 3 credits ATR 680 Research I– 1 credit
ATR 598 Practicum 1– 2 credits ATR 599 Practicum 2– 2 credits
Second Year: Fall Semester (10 Credits) Second Year: Spring Semester (7 Credits)
ATR 570 Pharmacology and Personal Health– 3 credits ATR 626 Special Topics in Sports Medicine– 1 credit
ATR 675 Administration and Professional Prep– 3 credits ATR 690 Research III– 3 credits
ATR 685 Research II– 1 credit *ATR 699 Internship II– 3 credits
*ATR 698 Internship I– 3 credits  

* denotes potential for immersive clinical experience.

Note: All courses are instructed in a hybrid format (students will be required to attend class/lab once a week. The rest of the coursework will be completed online)

Progression Criteria & Degree Requirements

Progression in the Athletic Training major leading to a Master of Science degree requires students to:

  • Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher. NOTE: If a student’s cumulative GPA falls below a 3.00, he/she is placed on Program Probation for one (1) semester. If the student’s cumulative GPA remains below a 3.00 after the one semester of Program Probation, he/she is then dismissed from the Program. The student may reapply for admission to the Athletic Training Program once his/her cumulative GPA is a 3.00 or above. At that point, however, the student must repeat all admission requirements as stipulated by the Program Director.
  • Attain a grade of “B” or better in all course requirements.
  • Maintain required immunizations through Student Health Services and complete a tuberculosis skin test annually.
  • Maintain First Aid and Professional Rescuer CPR certification. (Additional fees may be required.)
  • Attend an annual OSHA compliant workshop addressing blood-borne pathogen training and communicable diseases. (Additional fees may be required.)
  • Attend an annual HIPAA/FERPA compliant workshop.
  • Meet the following Technical Standards for the Athletic Training Program which requires students, with or without reasonable accommodations, to:
    • Demonstrate the mental capacity to assimilate, analyze, synthesize, and integrate concepts, and problem-solve to formulate assessment and therapeutic judgments and be able to distinguish deviations from the norm.
    • Possess sufficient postural and neuromuscular control, sensory function, and coordination to perform appropriate physical examinations using accepted techniques; and to accurately, safely, and efficiently use equipment and materials during the assessment and treatment of patients.
    • Have the ability to communicate effectively and sensitively with patients and colleagues, including individuals from different cultural and social backgrounds; this includes, but is not limited to, the ability to establish rapport with patients and communicate judgments and treatment information effectively. Students must also be able to understand and speak the English language at a level consistent with competent professional practice.
    • Demonstrate the ability to record physical examination results and a treatment plan clearly and accurately.
    • Have the capacity to maintain composure and continue to function well during periods of high stress.
    • Demonstrate perseverance, diligence, and commitment to complete the Athletic Training education program as outlined and sequenced.
    • Possess flexibility and the ability to adjust to changing situations and uncertainty in clinical environments.
    • Demonstrate affective skills as well as appropriate demeanor and rapport that relate to professional education and quality patient care.
  • Attain and maintain proof of a current Pennsylvania Child Abuse Clearance, Pennsylvania Criminal Background Clearance, and an FBI fingerprint clearance. Additional clearances may be required for selected clinical sites and may require additional fees.
  • Maintain membership in NATA.
  • Review and demonstrate an understanding of the Neumann University Athletic Training Student Manual.
  • Complete all required Athletic Training courses (43 credits).