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Athletic Training

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Course schedule

Retention and graduation information

Undergraduate institutions represented

Sites and Employers

Course descriptions

Forms and Documents

Financial aid

Financial aid information for graduate students

One element that changes as students transition from undergraduate to graduate studies is potential sources of financial aid.  Typically there are fewer grants and scholarships, leaving students more dependent on loans.  The following options exist for paying for your graduate experience:

  • Personal money (savings, job, etc.)
  • Student Loans
  • Scholarships and Grants (check with local, state, and federal agencies)
  • Health Systems and Hospitals (Virtually every hospital/health system offers scholarships for students pursuing careers in health professions.  Check web sites of entities in your area).  Some health systems will also assist in your education in return for a commitment (contract) to work for the system for a designated period of time (usually 2-3 years)
  • Athletic Training Scholarships (MATA, GLATA, NATA)-you must already be in a program to be eligible.

Course Schedule

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Retention and graduation information


Students graduating 2015 and beyond:

  1. Continue to demonstrate evidence of up-to-date health information/prerequisites. Refer to the current program handbook for specifics.
  2. Maintain a 3.0 GPA. (To be placed on probation students must have a GPA of no less than 2.5)
  3. Demonstrate appropriate academic, clinical, and behavioral progression while avoiding disciplinary infractions.

Required courses for students graduating in 2015 or later (doc)

Further information on this may be obtained from the department chairperson and/or program handbook.  Students that fail to meet one or more of the aforementioned criteria may be placed on probationary status. A student must resolve outstanding deficiencies and be restored to regular status within one semester. A student may not graduate when on probationary status.

Graduation Requirements

  1. Minimum 3.0 GPA
  2. Complete a minimum 70 credits
  3. Complete 50 Practitioner Development Units
  4. Complete an exit interview with the Dept. Chair

Undergraduate institutions represented

  • Adams State College (Colorado)
  • Augsburg College (MN)
  • Carroll University (WI)
  • Central Michigan University
  • College of St. Benedicts (MN) (2)
  • Concordia University - Moorehead (MN) (2)
  • Concordia University - St. Paul (MN)
  • Cornell College (IA)
  • Indiana University (PA)
  • Knox College (IL) (2)
  • Liberty University (VA)
  • Mayville State University (ND)
  • North Central College (IL)
  • Northland College (WI)
  • Northwestern College (MN)
  • Ripon College (WI) (2)
  • St. Catherine University (MN)
  • St. John's University (MN)
  • St. Norbert's College (WI)
  • St. Olaf College (MN) (3) 
  • The College of St. Scholastica (15)
  • University of Illinois Chicago
  • University of Minnesota Duluth (3)
  • University of Minnesota Morris (3)
  • University of Minnesota Twin Cities (3)
  • University of St. Thomas (MN)
  • University of Wisconsin Eau Claire
  • University of Wisconsin Green Bay (5)
  • University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
  • University of Wisconsin River Falls (3)
  • University of Wisconsin Superior (4)
  • University of Wisconsin Whitewater
  • Wartburg College (IA)
  • Wisconsin Lutheran College

Sites and Employers

The clinical experience is vital for allowing students to translate their knowledge, skills and abilities to clinical practice. Students will accrue 13 credits consisting of 8-9 distinct clinical experiences via the St. Scholastica athletics department, other local colleges/universities, high schools, and clinics. Included in second-year clinical experiences is a required 12-week clinical immersion during which students will have full-time placement with a supervising athletic trainer, either at a local clinical site, or, if desired, one contracted in a different geographic location. Students should attain a minimum of 80 contact hours per credit in their clinical experiences and no more than 160 hours per credit.

The plan is as follows:

  • A one-week orientation to clinical practice on CSS campus the first summer to prepare students for upcoming fall clinical assignments. Orientation is focused on clinical policies and procedures, routine daily tasks, and initial prevention procedures learned during the first summer session.
  • First-year clinical experiences are a mix of more traditional experiences that include activities with both genders, high-risk, team, and individual sports, and orthopedic patient populations at local clinics which includes surgical observations.
  • Second-year clinical experiences begin with a four-week immersive pre-season sports experience followed by an eight-week immersive clinical experience in a setting tailored to the student’s interest (either locally or at a distance) that allows for growth in autonomous decision-making in a supervised context. This 12-week immersive clinical experience is then followed by placements at local sites through the winter and spring, including ambulance ride-along experiences, and allow the student to complete remaining clinical learning objectives.
  • Students will demonstrate comprehension of foundational knowledge and skills
    • Students will demonstrate ability to prevent injuries
    • Students will demonstrate ability to recognize and evaluate injuries
    • Students will demonstrate ability to utilize therapeutic interventions in providing care to acute and chronic injuries
  • Students will demonstrate integration of advanced level knowledge and skill
    • Students will demonstrate advanced level knowledge and application of skills
    • Students will reflect on use of advanced knowledge and skills
  • Students will demonstrate effective communication with individuals, groups, and society.
    • Students will convey written information to appropriate constituents
    • Students will utilize verbal communication skills effectively
    • Students will effectively present information on a sports medicine related topic to a public group
  • Students will demonstrate integration of Benedictine Values.
    • Students will participate in service to community groups
    • Students will demonstrate evidence of Love of Learning in Preparation for CEU’s
    • Students will reflect on all Benedictine values
  • Students will demonstrate competence in clinical decision making
    • Students will successfully diagnose injuries
    • Students will implement appropriate treatment and referral decisions
    • Students will implement effective rehabilitation programs
  • Students will demonstrate evidence of post-graduate preparedness.
    • Students will defend research poster project to faculty
    • Students will successfully complete the Board of Certification, Inc. exam
    • Students will achieve career placement
    • Students will master contemporary technology
  • The College of St. Scholastica
  • Duluth Denfeld High School
  • Duluth East High School
  • Duluth Marshall High School
  • Essentia Healthcare - Medical Orthopedics 
  • Essentia Healthcare - Occupational Health 
  • Esko High School 
  • Hermantown High School 
  • Northwestern (Wis.) High School 
  • Proctor High School 
  • St. Luke's Orthopedics 
  • Superior (Wis.) High School 
  • University of Minnesota Duluth 
  • University of Wisconsin Superior
  • Achieve Therapy and Fitness, Grand Forks, N.D.
  • Allina Health, Cambridge, Minn.
  • Amery Medical Center, Amery, Wis.
  • Athletico, Chicago, Ill.
  • Bigstone Physical Therapy, Morris, Minn.
  • CURE International, Dominican Republic
  • Disney's Wide World of Sports, Orlando, Fla.
  • Duluth Huskies Baseball, Duluth, Minn. 
  • Farmington High School, Farmington, Minn.
  • Fit U Studio, Burnsville, Minn.
  • Galeon Continuing Care Facility Wellness Center, Osakis, Minn. 
  • HEAT Program, Heartland Orthopedics, Alexandria, Minn.
  • ImPact Sports/Athletic Republic, Duluth, Minn. 
  • Indiana Fever (WNBA), Indianapolis, Ind.
  • Institute for Athletic Medicine, Minneapolis, Minn.
  • International Gymnastics Camp, Stroudsburg, Pa.
  • JRobinson Wrestling Camp, Minneapolis, Minn. 
  • Lake Owen Gymnastics/Extreme Sports Camps, Cable, Wis.
  • Lakes Region Health Care, Fergus Falls, Minn.
  • Lake Superior Rage, Duluth, Minn.
  • Mayo Health, Eau Claire, Wis.
  • Minnesota Hockey Camps, Brainerd, Minn.
  • Minnesota Twins Minor League Complex, Fort Myers, Fla.
  • Northfield Hospital, Northfield, Minn.
  • Prevea Sports Medicine, Green Bay, Wis.
  • Proctor High School, Proctor, Minn.
  • Ralph Lundy Soccer Camps, Carolinas
  • St. Cloud River Bats Baseball, St. Cloud, Minn.
  • St. Croix Orthopedics, Stillwater, Minn.
  • St. Luke's Orthopedics, Duluth, Minn.
  • Sanford Health, Bemidji, Minn.
  • Sports and Orthopedic Specialists, St. Cloud, Minn.
  • Total Function Physical Therapy Colorado Springs, Colo.
  • TRIA Orthopedics, Minneapolis, Minn.
  • Twin Cities Orthopedics, Minneapolis, Minn.
  • University of Minnesota Duluth, Duluth, Minn.
  • University of Minnesota Football, Minneapolis, Minn.
  • University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pa.
  • University of Washington, Seattle, Wash.
  • University of Wisconsin Green Bay Athletics, Green Bay, Wis. 
  • University of Wisconsin Health Sports Medicine, Madison, Wis.
  • University of Wisconsin Whitewater, Whitewater, Wis.
  • Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare, Greenfield, Wis.
  • Wisconsin Woodchucks Baseball Club, Wausau, Wis.
  • Adams State University, Alamosa, CO
  • Aurora Healthcare, Sheboygan, WI
  • Bemidji State University, Bemidji MN
  • Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY (intern)
  • Butler University, Indianapolis, IN (intern)
  • Concordia University, Mequon, WI (PA Program)
  • Cumberland Memorial Hospital, Cumberland, WI
  • Essentia Health, Detroit Lakes, MN
  • Essentia Health/Spooner HS, Spooner, WI
  • Fairview Health Systems, Minneapolis, MN
  • Firstlight Healthcare, Mora, MN
  • Groves Work Ready, Minneapolis, MN
  • Health Strategies, Minneapolis, MN
  • Impact Rehabilitation/Orange High School, Orange, CA
  • Jamestown Regional Medical Center, Jamestown, ND
  • Johnson State College, Johnson, VT
  • Liberty High School, Phoenix, AZ
  • Mayo Clinic Health System. Rice Lake, WI
  • Memorial Hospital/Moffat CO HS, Craig, CO
  • Midland University, Fremont, NB
  • Midwest Orthopedic Specialty Hospital/Milwaukee School of Engineering, Milwaukee, WI
  • Mt. Hood Community College, Gresham, OR
  • Northland College, Ashland, WI
  • Novacare Rehabilitation/Irondale High School, Minneapolis, MN
  • Oakland City University, Oakland City, IN
  • OSI Physical Therapy, Oakdale, MN
  • Portage Health/Michigan Tech University, Houghton, MI
  • Prevea Health/Ashwaubenon HS, Green Bay, WI
  • Prevea Health/UW Green Bay, Green Bay, WI
  • St. Croix Orthopedics, Stillwater, MN
  • Sports and Orthopedic Specialists, Minneapolis, MN
  • Sports and Orthopedic Specialists/Providence Academy, Minneapolis, MN
  • Sports and Orthopedic Specialists/St. Paul Academy, St. Paul, MN
  • Sports and Orthopedic Specialists/St. Thomas Academy, Minneapolis, MN
  • Summit Orthopedics/Minnesota Swarm, St. Paul, MN
  • The College of St. Scholastica, Duluth, MN
  • TRIA Orthopedics/St. Paul Johnson HS, St. Paul, MN
  • Turtle Lake Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation/Clear Lake HS/Clayton HS, Turtle Lake, WI
  • Twin Cites Orthopedics, Minneapolis, MN
  • Twin Cities Orthopedics/Minnesota United FC, Minneapolis, MN
  • University of Dubuque, Dubuque, IA
  • University of Minnesota Crookston, Crookston, MN
  • University of Minnesota Duluth, Duluth, MN
  • Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare, Racine, WI
Course Creation Center

Expand and Collapse Required Courses

Expand and Collapse ATR 6009 - Emergent Conditions

Prepares providers to evaluate and stabilize patients in emergency situations. Focuses on advanced techniques of rapid assessment, resuscitation, stabilization and transportation of critical patients. Development and implementation of selected prevention strategies are incorporated throughout the course.

Expand and Collapse ATR 6012 - Clinical Gross Anatomy & Human Physiology

Study of the body’s structure organized according to the major regions: lower limb; back and upper limb; thorax; abdomen and pelvis; and head and neck. Laboratory dissections will be utilized throughout the course. In addition to the body structure, essential concepts of physiology and mechanisms of body function are presented at various levels of organization. Emphasis is placed on understanding the integrated regulation of various body processes among the major systems.

Expand and Collapse ATR 6014 - Foundations of Athletic Training

Serves as an introduction to the profession of athletic training; including basic assessment, taping, and bracing skills utilized by athletic trainers.

Expand and Collapse ATR 6100 - Clinical I

Emphasis centers on preventative care, orthopedic and emergency assessments, and healthcare documentation. This first clinical course, in a series, utilizes patient/client interactions at various practice settings to develop and evaluate students’ knowledge, skills, and clinical decision-making abilities while under preceptor supervision.

Expand and Collapse ATR 6102 - Evaluation and Treatment: Orthopedic Conditions

Prepares practitioners in the prevention, diagnosis and initial treatment of orthopedic pathologies of the axial and appendicular skeletal system

Expand and Collapse ATR 6103 - Health Promotion and Wellness I: Strength and Conditioning

Develops students to formulate wellness plans for individuals or groups, addressing both aerobic and anaerobic systems. Emphasis on screening and implementation of strength and conditioning programs for prevention and reconditioning.

Expand and Collapse ATR 6104 - Healthcare Documentation

Develops conceptual knowledge, medical terminology, and professional skills to document, manage, and analyze patients’ health information through the adoption and implementation of interoperable health information technologies

Expand and Collapse ATR 6110 - Athletic Training Program Assessment I

Serves to provide integrated program assessment opportunities.

Expand and Collapse ATR 6205 - Therapeutic Interventions: Rehabilitative Exercise and Modalities

Prepares practitioners in the theory, principles, and evidence for the utilization of various interventions for the promotion, maintenance, and restoration of optimal health. Emphasis on the management of pain and dysfunction through the utilization of manual therapy, exercise, and therapeutic modalities.

Expand and Collapse ATR 6206 - Health Promotion and Wellness II: Bioenergetics

Provides an overview of human nutrition with an emphasis on patient education, nutritional counseling and planning.

Expand and Collapse ATR 6207 - Pathophysiology for Athletic Training

Covers basic pathologic conditions and principles including etiology, clinical course, and primary interventions of disorders presented in the context of disablement models.

Expand and Collapse ATR 6208 - Clinical II

Emphasizes appropriate integration of therapeutic interventions in relation to assessment findings. The second clinical course utilizes patient/client interactions at various practice settings to develop and evaluate students’ knowledge, skills, and clinical decision-making abilities while under preceptor supervision.

Expand and Collapse ATR 6210 - Athletic Training Program Assessment II

Serves to provide integrated program assessment opportunities.

Expand and Collapse ATR 6300 - Evaluation/Treatment: General Medical Conditions in Athletic Training

Prepares athletic trainers as primary care providers who address common diseases and disorders of the body systems, as well as selected systemic diseases in the physically active population.

Expand and Collapse ATR 6301 - Pharmacology for Athletic Trainers

Focuses on the basic principles of biophysics, biochemistry and physiology, as related to the mechanisms of drug action, biodistribution and metabolism. Selected agents and classes of agents are examined in detail

Expand and Collapse ATR 6303 - Clinical III

Emphasizes pre-participation organizational activities in a secondary school and collegiate/university sports context. The third clinical course utilizes patient/client interactions at various practice settings to develop and evaluate students’ knowledge, skills, and clinical decision-making abilities while under preceptor supervision.

Expand and Collapse ATR 6400 - Healthcare Administration

Examines and provides preparation in administrative, managerial, and business duties common to athletic trainers across practice settings including program delivery, risk management, development of policies/procedures, healthcare revenue and reimbursement, and resource management

Expand and Collapse ATR 6401 - Advanced Techniques in Athletic Training I

Provides preparation in advanced clinical practice concepts and techniques.

Expand and Collapse ATR 6402 - Clinical IV

Emphasizes full-time, immersive clinical placements designed to reflect the daily clinical and administrative practices of an athletic trainer. The fourth clinical course utilizes patient/client interactions at various practice settings to develop and evaluate students’ knowledge, skills, and clinical decision-making abilities while under preceptor supervision

Expand and Collapse ATR 6403 - Clinical V

Emphasizes the inclusion of advanced athletic training skills and incorporation of evidence-based techniques in daily practice. The fifth clinical course utilizes patient/client interactions at various practice settings to develop and evaluate students’ knowledge, skills, and clinical decision-making abilities while under preceptor supervision

Expand and Collapse ATR 6410 - Athletic Training Program Assessment III

Serves to provide integrated program assessment opportunities.

Expand and Collapse ATR 6513 - Capstone Experience

Provides for comprehensive evaluations of the integration of athletic training knowledge, skills, and attributes and directed research experiences emphasizing evidence-based practice techniques to answer clinical problems.

Expand and Collapse ATR 6514 - Advanced Techniques in Athletic Training II

Covers basic principles of diagnostic imaging pertinent to clinical practice. Compares and contrasts various imaging techniques, interpretation of reports and appropriate referrals.

Expand and Collapse ATR 6515 - Clinical VI

Emphasizes design, implementation, and management of patient care plans while monitoring patient outcomes to measure plans’ effectiveness. The final clinical course utilizes patient/client interactions at various practice settings to develop and evaluate students’ knowledge, skills, and clinical decision-making abilities while under preceptor supervision.

Expand and Collapse ATR 6777 - Special Topics

Focuses on emerging concepts in athletic training.