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April 10, 2020

Bachelor of Science in athletic training and rehabilitation sciences to begin fall 2020

Submitted by College of Health and Human Sciences

The athletics training program offered by the Department of Food, Nutrition, Dietetics and Health, in the College of Health and Human Sciences, will become athletic training and rehabilitation sciences, effective fall 2020.

The athletic training and rehabilitation sciences program will prepare students for a career as an allied health professional. It will also prepare students who are looking to enter a professional degree program.

Graduates will have met the admission requirements for many health professional programs including athletic training, physical therapy, physician assistant and occupational therapy.

Courses focus on the concepts that are foundational to develop the skills needed to manage health care needs of physically active individuals at all levels and ages. Students will complete guided observations at clinical sites and a variety of health care settings that are both on and off campus. These experiences allow students to gather firsthand knowledge on employment settings and make informed decisions about their future health career options.

K-State has proactively developed this degree program to respond to the Athletic Training Strategic Alliances' decision to require a master's degree to become eligible for certification as an athletic trainer, which takes effect in 2022. The department is also developing a Master of Science in athletic training program, which will accept its first cohort of students in summer 2021.

Students already enrolled in the athletic training program will not be affected by this change.

For more information, please visit the department's website.