Academic Catalog

Athletic Health Care (BA)

The Health, Wellness, and Exercise Science Department offers a major in Athletic Health Care to prepare students for a career in allied health and sports medicine.

Entrance Requirements

  1. Formal acceptance to Benedictine College; declare Athletic Health Care as an academic major.
  2.  Successful completion of prerequisites: EXSC-2210 First Aid & Personal Safety and EXSC-2263 Care & Prevention of Athletic Injuries.
  3. Current CPR and First Aid certificate. Separate fee may be required.
  4. A cumulative GPA of 2.75.
  5. Completion of at least 30 hours of athletic health care observation and a written recommendation for admission to the AHC major from a current Benedictine College certified/licensed athletic trainer or other health care provider.
    Both of these requirements will be completed during the ATHC-2212 Beginning Athletic Health Care Practicum.
  6. Completed application to the AHC major.
  7.  A completed health history and physical exam must be on file with the school nurse. 
  8. Students are responsible for having malpractice insurance. Laboratory fees from the clinical practicum courses will be used to pay for this insurance.
  9. Students with disabilities can request reasonable accommodations.
  10. Students must have a reliable source of transportation to travel to off-campus clinical rotations. Students are also responsible for any travel expenses or insurance needs for their source of transportation.

In addition to the above-mentioned requirements for admission, students must meet requirements for continued enrollment.

Transfer students must complete at least 40% of their major course work at Benedictine College to receive a B.A. in Athletic Health Care.