Degree

Bachelor of Science with a major in Health Sciences-Athletic Training
WCHP
Department of Exercise and Sport Performance

Contact

Wayne R. Lamarre, M.Ed., LAT, ATC
wlamarre@une.edu 

Mission

The mission of the Bachelor of Sciences in Health Sciences - Athletic Training degree is to prepare students to enter into UNE's Master of Science in Athletic Training degree program.  Graduates will be caring, collaborative, and prepared to apply initiatives in health promotion in a variety of settings.

Major Description

The B.S. in Health Sciences - Athletic Training is designed to provide foundational coursework in preparation for the UNE Master of Science in Athletic Training Program. Study of anatomy, physiology, chemistry, and nutrition promotes a comprehensive framework for analyzing human health and disease. Exploration in the social/behavioral sciences, including psychology and sociology, emphasizes theories of human behavior, lifespan development, and sociocultural considerations. The examination of ethics, research methods, and collaborative interprofessional practice reveals the complex and dynamic nature of health and healthcare delivery. The curriculum is anchored in the Westbrook College of Health Professions Common Curriculum, providing students opportunities to engage in the liberal arts and science. Completion of this degree does not lead to licensure in any health discipline or field, and provides an excellent foundation for advanced study in the health professions.

Curricular Requirements

Year 1

Course Credits
BIO 104: General Biology I w/lab 4
ENG 110: English Composition 4
EXS 120: Personal Health & Wellness 3
IHS 130: Interprofessional Health Care First Year Experience 3
MAT 120: Statistics or MAT 150:& Statistics for Life Sciences 3
PSY 105: Introduction to Psychology 3
SOC 150: Introduction to Sociology 3
Creative Arts Course (ART/MUS) 3
Humanities Explorations Course (EXPL) 3
Total 29

Year 2

Course Credits
ATC 105: Intro to Athletic Training w/lab 3
BIO 208: Intro to Anatomy & Physiology I w/lab 4
BIO 209: Intro to Anatomy & Physiology II w/lab 4
BIO 309: Pathophysiology 3
CHE 110: General Chemistry I w/lab 4
EXS 180: Motor Learning & Performance 3
IHS 310: Ethics for Interprofessional Practice 3
PSY 250: Lifespan Development 3
PUB 200: Public Health 3
SPC 100: Public Speaking 3
Total 33

Year 3

Course Credits
ATC 300: Special Topics in Athletic Training 1
ATC 333: Human Gross Anatomy w/lab 3
ATC 420: Research Methods 3
EXS 310: Kinesiology & Biomechanics 3
EXS 320: Exercise Physiology 3
NUTR 220: Nutrition 3
PHY 110: General Physics I w/lab 4
Advanced Humanities Course (ADV) 3
General Elective 3
Total 26

Year 4

Course Credits
ATC 500: Fundamentals of Athletic Training 3
ATC 508: Evaluation of Athletic & Orthopaedic Injuries 6
ATC 515: Physical Agents in Athletic Training 3
ATC 520: Clinical Reasoning in Athletic Training 3
ATC 525:Athletic Training Clinical Practicum I 5
ATC 535: Athletic Performance and Conditioning 3
ATC 540: General Medical Conditions in AT 3
ATC 545: Pharmacology in Athletic Training 3
ATC 550: Athletic Training Clinical Practicum II 4
Total 33
Degree total 121

Academic and Technical Standards

Students in the BSHS-AT will be retained providing the following criteria are maintained throughout the undergraduate experience:

  1. Minimum requirements for successful progression in years 1–3 as outlined in the UNE undergraduate Catalog must be met.
  2. Students must achieve a minimum grade of "C" in the following courses: ATC 105, ATC 333, ATC 420, BIO 104, BIO 208, BIO 209, EXS 120, EXS 180, EXS 310, EXS 320, MAT 120/150, NUTR 220, PSY 105, PUB 200, and SPC 100. Failure to achieve a "C" will result in program-level probation, and may affect academic progression. 
  3. Students must achieve a minimum grade of "C-" in the following courses: CHE 110 and PHY 110. Failure to achieve a "C-" will result in program-level probation, and may affect academic progression.
  4. Students may enroll in any course in the WCHP Common Curriculum a maximum of two times. Enrollment consists of achieving a "WP," "WF," or a letter grade.  Receiving a "W" in a course is not considered official enrollment and will not result in academic penalty. Failure to achieve the required grade after a second attempt at a course will result in dismissal from the major. 
  5. Students enrolled in the BSHS-AT degree program must maintain a minimum cumulative semester GPA of 2.5.
  6. Students may enroll in required courses a maximum of two times regardless of the final grade, including "W", "WP", or "WF."
  7. Students enrolled in year four of the BSHS-AT program must adhere to the academic and technical standards for the Master of Science in Athletic Training Program. Please refer to the WCHP Graduate Program Progression Policies and Procedures (PDF) for a detailed description of these standards.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply biological, physical, and disciplinary sciences in the study of human health and disease.
  2. Analyze the influence of environment, individual/community behavior, and culture on health and well-being.
  3. Evaluate scientific literature and evidence-based practice approaches which address health-related issues.
  4. Demonstrate knowledge of ethical principles and behaviors consistent with professional practice.
  5. Demonstrate effective written, oral, and interprofessional communication skills and abilities.

Transfer Credit

Admissions

Admission to the program is limited to matriculated UNE students who are enrolled in the five-year Master of Science in Athletic Training program.

Financial Information

Tuition and fees for subsequent years may vary. Other expenses include books and housing. For more information regarding tuition and fees, please consult the Financial Information section of this catalog.

Notice and Responsibilities Regarding this Catalog

This Catalog documents the academic programs, policies, and activities of the University of New England for the 2021–2022 academic year. The information contained herein is accurate as of date of publication April 30, 2021.

The University of New England reserves the right in its sole judgment to make changes of any nature in its programs, calendar, or academic schedule whenever it is deemed necessary or desirable, including changes in course content, the rescheduling of classes with or without extending the academic term, canceling of scheduled classes or other academic activities, in any such case giving such notice thereof as is reasonably practicable under the circumstances.

While each student may work closely with an academic advisor, he or she must retain individual responsibility for meeting requirements in this catalog and for being aware of any changes in provisions or requirements.

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