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Sports Health

Your Ticket to the Graduate Degree Program in Athletic Training 

The Sports Health major provides unique didactic and clinical experiences that prepare students for exciting graduate school opportunities in Athletic Training and other allied health careers. Clinical observational experiences working with UD's high-level NCAA Division I student-athletes and clinical staff are among the strengths of UD's educational program. Students wishing to pursue a graduate degree in Athletic Training can take part in the only 3+2 program at the University of Delaware. Students in the Sports Health major who decide not to puruse Athletic Training will complete the requirements for a Bachelor of Science degree in a timely manner and will be positioned to pursue careers in a variety of other health disciplines.  

AREAS OF STUDY

  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Emergency care
  • Biomechanics
  • Exercise physiology
  • Strength and conditioning
  • Health

CAREER OPTIONS

  • Athletic Training
  • Health and fitness
  • Health coaching
  • Strength and conditioning
  • Athletic equipment 
  • Pharmaceutical sales
  • Medical sales

GRADUATE PROGRAMS

  • Allied Health Professions (Athletic training, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, PA studies)
  • Medical sales
  • Sports equipment
  • Fitness specialist
  • Medical School
  • Health educator
  • Sports nutrition and counseling
  • Athletic administration

What’s special about this program?

 

The Health Science brand is alive and well in UD's College of Health Sciences, positioned strategically on the STAR Campus among the contemporary and state-of-the-art health education facilities. A series of strategically placed one-hour, pre-athletic training seminars each semester will enable Sports Health majors to gain foundational knowledge in a variety of sports medicine topics as well as become involved in observational rotations involving UD clinical sites. 

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Athletic Training Student Association (ATSA) at the University of Delaware 

UD's Undergraduate Research Program 

Sample curriculum

KAAP106  Seminar for Pre-Athletic Training I

 

KAAP155

 

Lifestyle Awareness - Athletic Trainers

 

KAAP220

 

Fundamentals of Anatomy & Physiology I
  Pre-Calculus or Calculus I

 

PSYC100

 

General Psychology

 

KAAP107

 

 

Seminar for Pre-Athletic Training II

KAAP221

Fundamentals of Anatomy & Physiology II

 

CHEM103 General Chemistry

 

ENGL110

 

Seminar in Composition

 

MMSC200

 

The Language of Medicine

 

 

 

Breadth/Multicultural Requirement

KAAP206

Seminar for Pre-Athletic Training III

 

KAAP210 Emergency Management of Injuries and Illnesses

 

KAAP305

 

Fundamentals of Sports Care

 

BISC207

 

Introductory Biology I

 

NTDT200 Nutrition Concepts

 

KAAP

 

Elective

 

KAAP207

 

Seminar for Pre-Athletic Training IV

 

KAAP320

Principles of Strength/Conditioning

 

NTDT310

Nutrition and Activity

 

PHYS201

Introductory Physics I

 

STAT200 Basic Statistical Practice
KAAP306

Seminar for Pre-Athletic Training V

 

KAAP400

Research Methods

 

KAAP426

 

Biomechanics I

 

BHAN311

Issues in Health Behavior Science

 

 

KAAP Elective

 

KAAP307

Seminar for Pre-Athletic Training VI

 

KAAP430

Exercise Physiology

 

HDFS201

 

Life Span Development

 

HLTH241 Ethical Aspects of Healthcare
 

 

Breadth Requirement

Seniors accepted into the 3+2 Sports Health Program will begin to take their MS-AT level courses this year. Seniors who do not qualify or who choose not to pursue the MS-AT Master's degree program will take 28 credits from a list of select KAAP courses to complete the Bachelor of Science in Sports Health. 

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