NCCC College Catalog 2022-2023 
    May 29, 2023  
NCCC College Catalog 2022-2023

Athletic Training, AS

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An Associates of Science with an emphasis in Athletic Training can prepare students for transfer into a redundant four-year institution’s accredited Athletic Training Education Program. At NCCC, the student will be instructed in both the concepts and application of injury evaluation, prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of common athletic injuries. This program is also beneficial for anyone interested in a career in any of the numerous other specialized aspects of sports medicine.


The student will need to demonstrate proficiencies in reading, English and mathematics based on the Mandatory Placement Policy, or by taking the recommended/ required classes. Some of the courses in this curriculum have specific prerequisites.

General Education (GE) Courses

In order to graduate with a college degree, all students are required to take certain general education courses. These include English composition, speech, wellness, science, art and humanities, mathematics, computer systems, and social and behavioral science.

Program Core Courses

HPER 204 Intro to Athletic Training , HPER 207 Care&Prevent of Athletic Inj & Lab , BIOL 257 Human Anatomy & Physiology /BIOL 258 Human Anatomy & Physiology Lab , BIOL 203 Nutrition , PSYC 155 General Psychology .

Recommended Electives

PHYS 100 Introductory College Physics I /PHYS 130 Introductory College Physics I Lab , BIOL 280 Human Dissection , ALHE Medical Terminology.

Program Outcomes

  1. Explain the profession of athletic training, including its history, educational guidelines and professional regulations.
  2. Break down, understand and communicate athletic training medical terminology.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of the inflammation process as it relates to injury.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of anatomy, specifically as it relates to common athletic injuries.
  5. Identify and describe risk factors related to environmental conditions.
  6. Demonstrate the ability to evaluate common athletic injuries.
  7. Demonstrate an understanding of the application of therapeutic modalities used in an athletic training setting.
  8. Demonstrate effective protective taping and bracing techniques.

Course Sequence

The listing that follows is a recommended sequence of courses for full-time students. The student should consult with an advisor for information specific to their academic situation.

For More Information Contact:

Program Advisor
Yuya Nakamura, 620-432-0373

Athletic Training AS Requirements

(Fall) Semester I

Total Credit Hours: 16

(Spring) Semester II

Total Credit Hours: 17

(Fall) Semester III

Total Credit Hours: 17

(Spring) Semester IV

Total Credit Hours: 14

Total Program Credits for AS Degree: 64

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