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The Department of Sports Medicine offers the Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training degree under the auspices of the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Note: Prior to the fall of 2015, the Department of Sports Medicine was the Division of Sports Medicine and was within the Department of Family and Community Medicine (FMed). Classes for athletic training were labeled "FMed" until approval was granted to utilize "SMed" staring in the fall of 2017.
The degree program entails a four-year curriculum designed to prepare the student for an entry-level position in the field of athletic training. Athletic trainers are health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to provide preventative services, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions. Upon completion of the curriculum, the student will be eligible to take the Board of Certification, Inc. examination and become a Certified Athletic Trainer. The athletic training degree program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). It is recommended that students applying for this program meet with the academic coordinator early in their freshman year.
School of Medicine
B.S. in Athletic Training
Required 127 credits (36 of which must be numbered 300 or above, and 60 of which must be from a 4-year institution) including:
I. Essential Studies Requirements (see University ES listing).
II. The following curriculum:
The student must earn a letter grade of C or better in the following courses to be admitted in the program.
|General Biology I|
and General Biology I Laboratory
The student must earn a letter grade of B or better in the following courses to be admitted in the program.
|SMED 101||Orientation to Athletic Training||1|
|SMED 207||Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries||2|
|SMED 207L||Laboratory Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries||1|
At the time of application to the Athletic Training Program, the student must have completed or be enrolled in all of the above courses. In addition, the student must show proof of First Aid and CPR certifications or enrollment in:
|KIN 110||First Aid and CPR||1|
The following core courses are required for the B.S. in Athletic Training:
|General Chemistry I|
and General Chemistry I Laboratory
|COMM 110||Fundamentals of Public Speaking||3|
|ENGL 110||College Composition I||3|
|ENGL 130||Composition II: Writing for Public Audiences||3|
|MED 205||Medical Terminology||1|
|PHYS 161||Introductory College Physics I (includes lab)||4|
|PHYS 162||Introductory College Physics II (includes lab)||4|
|PSYC 111||Introduction to Psychology||3|
|PSYC 241||Introduction to Statistics||4|
|PSYC 250||Developmental Psychology||4|
|SOC 110||Introduction to Sociology||3|
|Arts & Humanities Requirement||9|
The following professional courses are required for the B.S. in Athletic Training:
|ANAT 204||Anatomy for Paramedical Personnel||3|
|SMED 205||Anatomy for Athletic Trainers||2|
|SMED 208||Procedures in Athletic Training||1|
|SMED 208L||Laboratory Procedures in Athletic Training||1|
|SMED 200||Understanding Medicine||3|
|SMED 211||Beginning Clinical Practicum I in Athletic Training||1|
|SMED 213||Beginning Clinical Practicum in Athletic Training||1|
|SMED 311||Intermediate Clinical Practicum I in Athletic Training||2|
|SMED 312||Medical Aspects of Sports||2|
|SMED 313||Intermediate Clinical Practicum II in Athletic Training||2|
|SMED 320||Athletic Training Modalities||2|
|SMED 320L||Laboratory Athletic Training Modalities||1|
|SMED 321||Athletic Training Rehabilitation Techniques||2|
|SMED 321L||Laboratory Athletic Injury Rehabilitation Techniques||1|
|SMED 325||Pharmacology in Sport||2|
|SMED 343||Organizational Administration of Athletic Training||3|
|SMED 411||Advanced Clinical Practicum I in Athletic Training||2|
|SMED 413||Advanced Clinical Practicum II in Athletic Training||2|
|SMED 481||Athletic Injury Assessment||4|
|SMED 490||Learning of Systems in Athletic Training||3|
|SMED 491||Seminar in Athletic Training||2|
|N&D 240||Fundamentals of Nutrition||3|
|KIN 402||Exercise Physiology||3|
|PPT 301||Human Physiology||4|
SMED 101. Orientation to Athletic Training. 1 Credit.
Overview of the field of athletic training. Survey of the role of the athletic trainer. Films, lectures, and observation in clinical settings. F,S.
SMED 200. Understanding Medicine. 3 Credits.
An overview of the broad parameters of sports medicine. Various facets of athletic training and sports medicine are discussed. S.
SMED 205. Anatomy for Athletic Trainers. 2 Credits.
A course to learn and palpate human anatomy structures and their functions. Prerequisite: Department consent. F.
SMED 207. Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries. 2 Credits.
An introductory course into the care and treatment of athletic injuries. Corequisite: SMED 207L. S.
SMED 207L. Laboratory Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries. 1 Credit.
A practical laboratory to develop athletic taping skills taught in FMed 207. Corequisite: SMED 207. S.
SMED 208. Procedures in Athletic Training. 1 Credit.
This course serves as an orientation class for incoming sports health majors. Policies and procedures as well as record keeping are covered. Prerequisites: SMED 207 and SMED 207L. Corequisite: SMED 205 and SMED 208L. F.
SMED 208L. Laboratory Procedures in Athletic Training. 1 Credit.
A course designed to allow students to get practical experiences in injury management, modality usage and record keeping skills taught in FMed 208. Prerequisites: SMED 207 and SMED 207L. Corequisite: SMED 205 and SMED 208. F.
SMED 211. Beginning Clinical Practicum I in Athletic Training. 1 Credit.
A clinical course designed to allow the student to develop specified clinical competencies in a directed, progressive manner. Prerequisites: SMED 101, SMED 207 and SMED 207L. Corequisite: SMED 208 and SMED 208L. F.
SMED 213. Beginning Clinical Practicum in Athletic Training. 1 Credit.
SMED 311. Intermediate Clinical Practicum I in Athletic Training. 2 Credits.
A clinical course designed to allow the student to develop specified clinical competencies in a directed progressive manner. Prerequisite: SMED 213. F.
SMED 312. Medical Aspects of Sports. 2 Credits.
A course designed to introduce students to various medical specialities and medical problems and their effects on athletic participation. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. F.
SMED 313. Intermediate Clinical Practicum II in Athletic Training. 2 Credits.
SMED 320. Athletic Training Modalities. 2 Credits.
A course designed to present the theoretical and applied principles and techniques for the application of modalities in sports injury care. Prerequisite: SMED 481. S.
SMED 320L. Laboratory Athletic Training Modalities. 1 Credit.
SMED 321. Athletic Training Rehabilitation Techniques. 2 Credits.
SMED 321L. Laboratory Athletic Injury Rehabilitation Techniques. 1 Credit.
SMED 325. Pharmacology in Sport. 2 Credits.
This course is designed to teach students the theories and principles of Pharmacology as it relates to Athletic Training. S.
SMED 343. Organizational Administration of Athletic Training. 3 Credits.
A course designed to acquaint students with the theories and principles of administration. Administrative functions as they relate to the athletic trainer will be explained. Prerequisite: Senior standing or consent of instructor. S.
SMED 411. Advanced Clinical Practicum I in Athletic Training. 2 Credits.
A clinical course designed to allow the student to develop specified clinical competencies in a directed progressive manner. Prerequisite: SMED 313. F.
SMED 413. Advanced Clinical Practicum II in Athletic Training. 2 Credits.
A clinical course designed to allow the student to develop specified clinical competencies in a directed progressive manner. Prerequisite: SMED 313. S.
SMED 481. Athletic Injury Assessment. 4 Credits.
A course designed to instruct the student in the theories and skills of injury evaluation. Prerequisite: SMED 213. F.
SMED 490. Learning of Systems in Athletic Training. 3 Credits.
Healthcare is interdisciplinary and is best practiced with a team approach. This course will illustrate the team approach in different work settings for athletic trainers and the environment within different health care systems. Students will broaden the knowledge in working with other professions and entities as a part of a team. Topics include trend analysis, case studies, and interviews of health care professionals. Prerequisite: SMED 213. F.
SMED 491. Seminar in Athletic Training. 2 Credits.
Advanced work in athletic training to include surgical and conservative injury management, rehabilitation and injury. Repeatable to 4 credits. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Repeatable to 4 credits. F,S.
SMED 494. Directed Studies in Athletic Training. 1-4 Credits.
An in-depth study in a subject area selected by the student under tutorial supervision. Repeatable to 6 credits. Prerequisite: Instructor approval. Repeatable to 6 credits. F,S,SS.
SMED 497. Internship in Athletic Training. 3 Credits.
Off campus athletic training experience designed to expose the student to alternate concepts of care. Repeatable up to 6 credits with instructor permission. Prerequisite: SMED 313. Repeatable to 6 credits. On demand.