Pre-Athletic Training

The Athletic Training degree at Iowa Central Community College will allow students to gain valuable experience in the field of Athletic Training while still obtaining the Associate of Science degree for transfer to the 4-year institution of their choice. The curriculum is rich in Physical Education and Science to give the student a strong understanding of the human body, anatomy and physiology as well as experience working with athletes in the college setting.

Athletic Training students will have the opportunity to work with men’s and women’s athletic teams that compete at the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division II level. Athletic teams include Baseball, Men’s and Women’s Basketball, Men’s and Women’s Softball, Men’s and Women’s Rodeo, Men’s and Women’s Golf, Men’s and Women’s Soccer, Wrestling, Volleyball, Football, Men’s and Women’s Track and Field, and Men’s and Women’s Cross Country.

Within the program, the students will embark on field experience on the playing and practice fields as well as a work clinical where the student will gain experience as an athletic trainer in the workplace. During these clinical experiences, the students will be assigned to an approved clinical instructor (ACI) at various settings both on and off campus. Through these assignments, the students are exposed to the various aspects of organization and administration of the athletic training program while utilizing the athletic training staff as a resource. This wide range of experience enhances the total development of each athletic training student's skills.

Course Schedule

Pre-Athletic Training (A.A. Degree)

After completion of the Associate of Arts degree, students may transfer to the 4-year institution of their choice. The classes within the program may be evaluated by the individual institution, but the classes contained within the curriculum are core athletic training classes.

Iowa Central is creating “2+2” programs with Universities that will allow students to transfer into the Athletic Training Education Program at different Universities, after going through the interview process with that University, being accepted into that program, and then graduating after the completion of another 2 years. For specifics on these 2+2 Articulation Agreements, please contact Brittany Bush at bush_br@iowacentral.edu

First Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
ENG-105 Composition I
3.0
PEH-141 First Aid
2.0
PSY-111 Intro to Psychology
3.0
BIO-168 Human Anatomy and Physiology I w/lab
4.0
PET-105 Basic Athletic Training
3.0
SDV-108 The College Experience
1.0
 
Total Hours: 16.0

Second Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
CSC-110 Intro to Computers
3.0
ENG-106 Composition II
3.0
BIO-151 Nutrition
3.0
BIO-173 Human Anatomy and Physiology II w/lab
4.0
XXX-XXX Social Science Elective**
3.0
 
Total Hours: 16.0

Third Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
SPC-112 Public Speaking
3.0
BIO-102 Intro to Biology**
3.0
BIO-103 Intro to Biology Lab**
1.0
MAT-157 Statistics**
4.0
XXX-XXX Humanities Elective**
3.0
XXX-XXX Humanities Elective**
3.0
 
Total Hours: 17.0

Fourth Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
CHM-165 General Chemistry**
4.0
PEH-185 Contemporary Health Issues
3.0
XXX-XXX Social Science Elective*
3.0
XXX-XXX Humanities Elective*
3.0
XXX-XXX General Education Course***
3.0
 
Total Hours: 16.0
 
Pre-Athletic Training A.A. Degree Total Hours: 65.0

*Course must be chosen from appropriate A.A./A.S. general education list

**To ensure best transfer, student and advisor should confirm math and science classes with transfer institution.

***Must be selected from areas I-IV section of A.A. degree sheet

Advisor

Brittany Bush 515-574-1286 bush_br@iowacentral.edu