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118 East South Street
Raleigh, North Carolina 27601
Phone: (919) 546-8205 or
(919) 546-8373
Fax: 919-743-4693

Department of Allied Health Professions

Athletic Training

Athletic training is an allied health profession dedicated to prevention, care, and rehabilitation of injuries in physically active people. Athletic trainers work with physicians and other members of the sports medicine team to help injured athletes return safely to their sports. The mission of our program is to provide students with the necessary academic and clinical background that will allow them to become certified by the Board of Certification (BOC) upon graduation (at this time, fewer than ten graduates have attempted and none passed this exam).  The majority of our graduates have continued on to graduate school for special education, recreation management, physical therapy, or other non-related fields.  The Athletic Training Program at Shaw University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) (probationary status pending site report and visit in 2014). Our program is one of only two accredited programs housed at HBCUs in the United States.

During this four-year program in athletic training, student participate in six practicum experiences, at Shaw University and affiliated sites area the area. This exposes students to a variety of health care professionals and diverse patient populations. 

Students are responsible for additional fees to cover the required CPR certification course.    

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HPE 216: Terminology for Allied Health Professions 2

Course Credit Hours
HPE 216 Terminology for AHP 2
ATH 100 Introduction to Athletic Training 3
ATH 285 Supervised Experience in ATH I 1
ATH 286 Supervised Experience in ATH II 1
ATH 378 Prevention & Care of Athletic Injuries 3
ATH 379 Therapeutic Modalities 3
ATH 380 Clncl Eval of Ath Injrs & Pharmacology 3
ATH 383 Lower Extremity of Orthopedic Evaluation 3
ATH 384 Upper Extremity of Orthopedic Evaluation 3
ATH 385 Supervised Experience in ATH III 3
ATH 386 Nutrition for Sports and Performance 3
ATH 400 Rehabilitation Techniques 3
ATH 424 Clinical Evaluation and Diagnosis in AT 3
ATH 432 Organization and Admin of AT 3
ATH 485 Supervised Experience in ATH IV 3
ATH 492 General Medical Conditions in AT 3
ATH 493 Supervised Experience in ATH V 3
ATH 494 Supervised Experience in ATH VI 1
BIO 373 Human Anatomy & Physiology I and Lab 4
BIO 383 Human Anatomy & Physiology II and Lab 4
CHE 212 General Chemistry and Lab 4
HPE 321  Motor Learning 3
HPE 373 Physiology of Exercise 3
HPE 374 Kinesiology & Anal. of Human Mvmt. 3
HPE 376 Therapeutic Exercise 3
HPE 423 Adapted Physical Education 3
PSY 210 Human Development 3
PSY 304 Abnormal Psychology 3

BOC Pass Rate

BOC pass rate table 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 3 yr aggregate
Number of students graduating from program. 3 3 1 6
Number of students graduating from program who took examination. 2 1 1 4
Number of students who passed the examination on the first attempt. 1 0 0 1
Percentage of students who passed the examination on the first attempt. 50 0 0 25
Number of students who passed the examination regardless of the number of attempts. 1 0 0 1
Percentage of students who passed the examination regardless of the number of attempts. 50 0 0 25
Number of Graduates enrolled in Graduate School after graduation 0 0 1 1
Number of Graduates employed as Athletic Trainers or in related fields after graduation 1 2 1 4