Department Information

Chair:
Philip Buckenmeyer
Professional Studies Building, Room 1164
Phone: 607-753-4300
Fax: 607-753-5596
Email:
julie.crandall@cortland.edu
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Program Details

Athletic Training [ATR] (Major)

The Kinesiology Department offers the Athletic training undergraduate program leading to a bachelor of science degree. The program is formally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).

Students admitted to SUNY Cortland will be advised into coursework appropriate to the degree. However, to remain in the program and qualify for the clinical experience, students must complete an internal application review by the selection committee which takes place during the fall of each semester.

At the completion of the program, students are eligible for the Board of Certification Examination. The program is also recognized by the New York State Education Department for Registration as a license-qualifying program for professional purposes.

Additional information regarding the Program mission, objectives, the selection process and the technical standards which establish the essential qualities considered necessary for students admitted to the program are available at www.cortland.edu/kin/ or from the athletic training program director.

Admission Requirements

  1. Candidates must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5.
  2. Candidates must have a minimum grade of C- in all professional course work.
  3. Candidates must earn a minimum grade of B- in ATR 221 and corresponding laboratory.
  4. Candidates must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.75 in the courses used to calculate the major grade point average as defined on the Curriculum Advising and Program Planning (CAPP) report.
  5. Candidates must show proof of current certification (most current national guidelines) in the following emergency skills at the time of application: First Aid, Adult, Child and Infant CPR (including two-person CPR, pocket mask and bag valve mask skills), and AED Essentials. Students must complete the certification through either the American Red Cross or the American Heart Association. The Athletic Training program will not accept an on-line CPR/AED certification.
  6. Candidates must complete 75 hours of directed clinical observation.

Selection Procedures

  1. Candidates for the program must complete the internal application form, attaching a transcript (transfer students only) of courses completed, and a statement of related experiences and future goals.
  2. Three recommendations from faculty members at Cortland or prior college and/or high school faculty/staff should be attached. 
  3. Students will verify that they understand the health requirements and the technical standards necessary for selection into the program.
  4. A selection committee will evaluate the applications, evaluate the clinical abilities of the students, screen and interview students to determine acceptance into the program. Applicants will be notified of the selection committee's decision, which will be final for that year. Students may reapply the following year.
  5. Applications will be reviewed at the end of the fall semester.
  6. Prospective candidates must be aware that, upon acceptance into the athletic training program, there will be additional costs associated with items such as professional memberships, uniforms, liability insurance, travel, etc.

SUNY Cortland Athletic Training Program’s BOC Exam Passing Rate

 

2011-21

2012-13

2013-14

3 year
Aggregate

Number of students graduating from program.

21

18

21

60

Number of students graduating from program who took examination.

19

17

18

54

Number of students who passed the examination on the first attempt.

19

15

17

51

Percentage of students who passed the examination on the first attempt.

100%

88.24%

94.44%

94.44%

Number of students who passed the examination regardless of the number of attempts.

19

17

17*

53*

Percentage of students who passed the examination regardless of the number of attempts.

100%

100%

94.44*

98.15*

* - One student has yet to retake the examination.
The SUNY Cortland Athletic Training Program is a professional bachelor level program that currently maintains active status and in good standing with the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).


 

A. General Education and Liberal Arts: 37 credit hours
  • CPN 100 - Writing Studies I (3 cr. hr.) or
  • CPN 102 - Writing Studies in the Community I (4 cr. hr.)
Select Either:
  • CPN 101 - Writing Studies II (3 cr. hr.) or
  • CPN 103 - Writing Studies in the Community II (4 cr. hr.)
Quantitative Skills - GE 1

Three credit hours, select one course from the following:

  • EXS 201 - Statistics in Exercise Science (3 cr. hr.)
  • MAT 201 - Statistical Methods (3 cr. hr.)
  • PSY 201 - Statistical Methods (3 cr. hr.)
B. Arts and Science: 12 credit hours
  • BIO 301 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I (3 cr. hr.)
    Dual majors in biology may substitute BIO 324 for BIO 301 and BIO 514 for BIO 302.
  • BIO 302 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II (3 cr. hr.)
    Dual majors in biology may substitute BIO 324 for BIO 301 and BIO 514 for BIO 302.
  • COM 210 - Fundamentals of Public Speaking (3 cr. hr.)
  • PSY 101 - Introductory Psychology (3 cr. hr.)
C. Liberal Arts Electives: Five credit hours
D. Professional Education: 18 credit hours
  • EXS 346 - Sport Psychology (3 cr. hr.)
  • EXS 387 - Biomechanics (3 cr. hr.)
  • EXS 397 - Exercise Physiology I (3 cr. hr.)
  • EXS 489 - Exercise Science Research Methods (3 cr. hr.)
  • HLH 110 - Personal and Community Health (3 cr. hr.)
    Dual majors in health may substitute HLH 203 for HLH 110 and HLH 232 or HLH 357 for HLH 323.
Select Either:
  • EXS 357 - Nutrition and Sport Performance (3 cr. hr.) or
  • HLH 323 - Foods and Nutrition (3 cr. hr.)
    Dual majors in health may substitute HLH 203 for HLH 110 and HLH 232 or HLH 357 for HLH 323.
E. Athletic Training: 36 credit hours
  • ATR 101 - Foundations of Athletic Training (3 cr. hr.)
  • ATR 102 - Basic Techniques in Athletic Training (1 cr. hr.)
  • ATR 221 - Athletic Training Theory and Methods (3 cr. hr.)
  • ATR 222 - Recognition and Evaluation of Injury (3 cr. hr.)
  • ATR 223 - Introduction to Clinical Skills (1 cr. hr.)
  • ATR 317 - Acute Care of Injury and Illness (2 cr. hr.)
  • ATR 318 - General Medical Conditions (3 cr. hr.)
  • ATR 319 - Organization and Administration in Athletic Training (3 cr. hr.)
  • ATR 323 - Advanced Clinical Skills (1 cr. hr.)
  • ATR 324 - Applied Clinical Skills (1 cr. hr.)
  • ATR 342 - Therapeutic Exercise (3 cr. hr.)
  • ATR 343 - Therapeutic Modalities (4 cr. hr.)
  • ATR 360 - Psycho-Social Intervention and Referral (1 cr. hr.)
  • ATR 362 - Advanced Conditioning and Rehabilitative Exercise (3 cr. hr.)
  • ATR 418 - Pharmacology and Advanced General Medical Conditions (3 cr. hr.)
  • ATR 423 - Seminar in Athletic Training (1 cr. hr.)
F. Field Experience: Seven credit hours
  • ATR 233 - Field Experience in Athletic Training I (1 cr. hr.)
  • ATR 333 - Field Experience in Athletic Training II (2 cr. hr.)
  • ATR 334 - Field Experience in Athletic Training III (2 cr. hr.)
  • ATR 433 - Field Experience in Athletic Training IV (2 cr. hr.)
G. Free Electives: Nine credit hours

Total Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 124

Example of the B.S. in Athletic Training over Four Years
First Year Total credit hours: 31
  • Two GE courses
  • Foreign language
  • Elective
  • ATR 101 - Foundations of Athletic Training (3 cr. hr.)
  • ATR 102 - Basic Techniques in Athletic Training (1 cr. hr.)
  • COR 101 - The Cortland Experience: A First Year Seminar (1 cr. hr.)
  • CPN 100 - Writing Studies I (3 cr. hr.) or
  • CPN 102 - Writing Studies in the Community I (4 cr. hr.)
  • HLH 110 - Personal and Community Health (3 cr. hr.)
  • PSY 101 - Introductory Psychology (3 cr. hr.)
Select Either:
  • CPN 101 - Writing Studies II (3 cr. hr.) or
  • CPN 103 - Writing Studies in the Community II (4 cr. hr.)
Second Year Total credit hours: 31
Fall
  • GE
  • ATR 221 - Athletic Training Theory and Methods (3 cr. hr.)
  • BIO 301 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I (3 cr. hr.)
  • COM 210 - Fundamentals of Public Speaking (3 cr. hr.)
Spring
  • GE or Quantitative Skills
  • ATR 222 - Recognition and Evaluation of Injury (3 cr. hr.)
  • ATR 223 - Introduction to Clinical Skills (1 cr. hr.)
  • ATR 233 - Field Experience in Athletic Training I (1 cr. hr.)
  • ATR 343 - Therapeutic Modalities (4 cr. hr.)
  • BIO 302 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II (3 cr. hr.)
Third Year Approximate total credit hours: 31
  • GE courses or liberal arts electives
  • ATR 317 - Acute Care of Injury and Illness (2 cr. hr.)
  • ATR 318 - General Medical Conditions (3 cr. hr.)
  • ATR 323 - Advanced Clinical Skills (1 cr. hr.)
  • ATR 324 - Applied Clinical Skills (1 cr. hr.)
  • ATR 333 - Field Experience in Athletic Training II (2 cr. hr.)
  • ATR 334 - Field Experience in Athletic Training III (2 cr. hr.)
  • ATR 342 - Therapeutic Exercise (3 cr. hr.)
  • ATR 349 - Clinical Medical Skills in Athletic Training (1 cr. hr.)
  • ATR 360 - Psycho-Social Intervention and Referral (1 cr. hr.)
  • ATR 362 - Advanced Conditioning and Rehabilitative Exercise (3 cr. hr.)
  • EXS 346 - Sport Psychology (3 cr. hr.)
  • EXS 387 - Biomechanics (3 cr. hr.)
  • EXS 397 - Exercise Physiology I (3 cr. hr.)
Fourth Year Approximate total credit hours: 31
  • GE courses of free electives
  • ATR 319 - Organization and Administration in Athletic Training (3 cr. hr.)
  • ATR 349 - Clinical Medical Skills in Athletic Training (1 cr. hr.)
  • ATR 401 - Pharmacology in Athletic Training (1 cr. hr.)
  • ATR 423 - Seminar in Athletic Training (1 cr. hr.)
  • ATR 433 - Field Experience in Athletic Training IV (2 cr. hr.)
  • EXS 489 - Exercise Science Research Methods (3 cr. hr.)
Select Either:
  • EXS 357 - Nutrition and Sport Performance (3 cr. hr.) or
  • HLH 323 - Foods and Nutrition (3 cr. hr.)