Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology (Pre-Athletic Training Concentration)

Amidst the daily training and efforts of any sport team, lies a need for a knowledgeable and equipped athletic trainer. With a degree in Kinesiology/Pre-Athletic Training, you will be fully and confidently prepared to pursue your goals to obtain your master’s degree and thrive in your career as an athletic trainer. This tailored concentration in Pre-Athletic Training will both equip you with an in-depth knowledge of the human body and how it moves, plus train you in all the necessary skills needed to perform the duties of an athletic trainer. The invaluable experience, skill sets, and knowledge found in this degree will set you well on your way to working alongside the best of the best.

The Pre-Athletic Training concentration has a direct partnership with SEU Fire Athletics, where students will have the opportunity to observe multiple sports during one of two practicums offered within this degree program. This concentration also has an articulation agreement with Gannon University, Ruskin and an affiliation agreement with Evangel University.

Our vision for our Pre-Athletic Training students is that they will be equipped with the foundational and experiential knowledge in the field of athletic training. The expertise offered by our HPSS Kinesiology Professors will help prepare them to gain acceptance into an accredited master's of athletic training program."
Professor Wendy Berry

Program Details

58 hours of major core
55 hours of general education
7 hours of electives

Total credit hours — 120

Sample Core Courses

  • Motor Control and Learning (KINS 4203)This course is a study of the development of human motor performance by exploring theories of learning as they apply to the acquisition of gross motor skills.
  • Physiology of Exercise (KINS 4403)This course investigates physiological mechanisms responsible for adaptations to acute and chronic exercise in the metabolic, endocrine, pulmonary, cardiovascular, and neuromuscular systems.
  • Applied Biomechanics (KINS 3303)This course is the study of basic biomechanical principles and concepts and their application in the analysis of various human movements with emphasis on sport and exercise skills.
  • Orthopedic Evaluation of Athletic Injuries (KINS 4633)This course is a study of principles and processes involved in the recognition, assessment, and orthopedic evaluation of athletic injuries. Application is made to sport and rehabilitation.


Intro. to Kinesiology
Adaptive Physical Ed.
Applied Biomechanics
Sport Ethics
Energy Supplies & Human Perform.
Exercise Testing
Sport Practicum
Motor Control & Learning
Physiology of Exercise
Care & Prevention of Athletic Injuries
Orthopedic Evaluation of Athletic Injuries

Pre-Athletic Training Core

General Chemistry I (plus lab)
General Physics I (plus lab)
Anatomy & Physiology I & II (plus lab)
Medical Terminology
Kinesiology Practicum 2

Intercollegiate athletics

Physician offices

Professional sports

Sport medicine clinics

Secondary schools