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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Coopersmith Career Consulting | Evaluated Learning Experience

Athletic Training and Therapy (HSC-201)


Version 1 and 2: Varies (self study; self-paced).

Various; distance learning format

Version 1: January 2015 -  December 2019. Version 2: January 2020 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Version 1 and 2: Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: describe the background for athletic training and its employment opportunities; discuss the components of the pre-participation physical exam and fitness testing procedures; relate nutritional health to performance and discuss the nutritional needs of the active individual; outline varying environmental conditions and describe how the illnesses they cause can be prevented; illustrate different forms of injury prevention and the liabilities inherent in sports training; describe how preexisting medical conditions affect the trainee and be able to recognize clinical injuries in all parts of the body; detect certain emergency situations and describe the role and responsibilities of EMS professionals; relate rehabilitation, healing, and drugs to therapeutic exercise and synthesize different treatment plans; and describe financial and human resource management strategies for personal trainers.


Version 1 and 2: This self-study course is assessed by a final examination and provides students with an extensive background in athletic training and acute and emergency care as a profession. Students who are coaching majors need to understand the extent of athletic trainers’ required knowledge and the importance of therapeutic intervention and health care administration so they might better understand their role in the health care of physically active patients. Students majoring in athletic training may find this essential background when building upon their complete education. Recommended Prerequisite: Anatomy and Physiology (SCI-201) or equivalent. 

Credit recommendation: 

Version 1: In the associate/certificate degree category, 3 semester hours in Athletic Training (1/15). Version 2: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Athletic Training, Physical Education, or Health Promotion (1/20 revalidation).