Kinesiology: B.S. Athletic Training

Curriculum (130 Credits)


The major consists of one semester of Pre-Athletic Training study, and 7 semesters once admitted to the Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP), leading to the completion of 130 credits and a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training degree. The major consists of a four-year curriculum of 130 credits including general education (GER) courses, foundation courses, kinesiology core courses, athletic training core courses, and clinical education courses. The curriculum is sequenced and tracked, and most courses must be taken during the planned semester. GER Courses that must be completed before graduation include: English, Math, Cultural Diversity, Foreign Language, Soc Science, Nat Science, Humanities, Art.

For descriptions of undergraduate courses, see the Undergraduate Catalog.

KIN 200: Introduction to Kinesiology 3 KIN 312: Introduction to Prevention/Recognition/Treatment of Athletic Injuries 3
KIN 212: Field Work in Athletic Training 1 KIN 416: Competencies in Athletic Training 2
KIN 310: Responding to Emergencies 1 BIO SCI 203: Anatomy & Physiology II 4
BIO SCI 202: Anatomy and Physiology I 4 KIN 325: Anatomical Kinesiology 3
PSYCH 101: Introduction to Psychology 3 BMS (C L SCI) 232: Introduction to Nutrition 3
SOCIOL 101: Introduction to Sociology 3 MATH 105: Intermediate Algebra 3
Total credits 15 Total credits 18

KIN 314: Recog & Eval of Injuries: Lower Extremity 3 KIN 315: Recognition & Evaluation of Injuries: Upper Extremity 3
KIN 413: Therapeutic Modalities in AT 3 KIN 416: Competencies in Athletic Training 2
KIN 416: Competencies in Athletic Training 2 KIN 320: Biomechanics 3
KIN 270: Statistics in Health Professions 3 CHEM 100: Chemical Science* 4
PHYSICS 120: General Physics I 4 GER Humanities 3
    COMMUN 103: Public Speaking 3
Total credits 15 Total credits 18

KIN 412: Foundations of Injury Prevention & Performance 3 KIN 216: Organization & Administration of Athletic Training 3
KIN 316: Recognition & Evaluation of Injuries: Head, Neck, Trunk 3 KIN 410: Medical Aspects of Illness Management 3
KIN 416: Competencies in Athletic Training 2 KIN 416: Competencies in Athletic Training 2
KIN 330: Exercise Physiology 4 KIN 414: Therapeutic Exercise & Evaluation in Athletic Training 3
KIN 351: Sociological Aspects of Health & Human Movement 3 KIN 350: Sociological Aspects of Sport & Exercise 3
    Correlate 3
Total credits 15 Total credits 17

KIN 489: Kinesiology Internship & Seminar 7 KIN 489: Kinesiology Internship & Seminar 7
KIN 460: Introduction to Motor Development 3 KIN 400: Ethics & Values in Health & Fitness Professions 3
BMS 301: Human Pathophysiology: Fundamentals 1 KIN 461: Principles of Motor Learning 3
BMS 302: Human Pathophysiology: Organ Systems I 1 Elective 3
BMS 303: Human Pathophysiology: Organ Systems II 1    
GER Arts 3    
Total credits 16 Total credits 16
  • Students must obtain a minimum grade of “C” or better in Math 105, Chem 100, Physics 120, Bio Sci 202, Bio Sci 203, Psych 101, Sociol 101, and KIN 270.
  • Students must earn a “B-” or better in each section of KIN 416 to be eligible for progression in the program.
  • Students satisfy the GER Cultural Diversity by selecting a GER Arts or GER Humanities class that also satisfies the GER Cultural Diversity requirement.
  • Number of elective credits may vary due to placement tests and foreign language background.
  • To be eligible for internship and graduation, students must achieve a minimum UWM cumulative GPA of 2.500; a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.750 in the Kinesiology Core courses: KIN 320, 325, 330, 350, 351, 400, 460, and 461; a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.750 in the Athletic Training Core courses: KIN 216, 312, 314, 315, 316, 290/336, 410, 413, and 414.
  • KIN 489: Kinesiology Internship & Seminar is a 640-hour requirement.  This may be taken as one full-time semester or as two consecutive half-time semesters (seven credits in each of the two semesters, as indicated above in semesters VI & VII).

Clinical Education Requirements

Once admitted to the ATEP students are required to complete a clinical education component each semester for five sequential semesters. Students are assigned to an approved clinical instructor (ACI) either at UWM, or other sites in the community, and commit an average of 12 hours per week to clinical education. The clinical education takes place in the KIN 416 Competencies in Athletic Training course. Students must successfully earn a grade of B- or better in KIN 416 for five sequential semesters. Educational competencies and clinical proficiencies are evaluated each semester according to information presented in the concurrent academic courses. During the final year of the ATEP, each student will complete an internship at a clinical affiliate that he/she selects under the guidance of the Director of Clinical Education. The internship is a capstone experience designed to facilitate the refinement of clinical skills from proficiency towards a level of mastery equated with an entry level professional.

For additional program requirements, retention criteria, and graduation criteria see the corresponding sections of the ATEP Student Handbook.