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Wellness and Sports Science


25 September 2000

See instructions given in separate document.


I. Introductory Statement:

This discipline is in the Division of Education.

II. Objectives:

This curriculum helps students develop and maintain a healthy lifestyle and prepares them for athletic training and/or employment as public school athletic coaches.

III. Assessment:

Successful completion of the National Athletic Trainers Association Board of Certification Examination

IV. Requirements for a Major:


V. Requirements for a Minor:


VI. Requirements for Teacher Preparation:


VII. Other heading (include heading title) :

Note: Coaching: The statement, "Varsity coaching requirements completed," is added to the transcript of students who complete:


WSS 1101—First Aid

WSS 2102—Human Anatomy

WSS 2111—Kinesiology

WSS 2121—Prevention and Care of Injuries

WSS 3201-Coaching Internship

two credits from:

WSS 2201—Baseball Coaching

WSS 2202—Basketball Coaching

WSS 2203—Football Coaching

WSS 2204—Softball Coaching

WSS 2205—Track and Field Coaching

WSS 2206—Volleyball Coaching

WSS 2207—Wrestling Coaching

WSS 2208—Soccer Coaching

WSS 3201—Coaching Internship

Athletic Training

Admission to the Athletic Training Education Program.

During spring semester of the freshman year, students are expected to attend an application meeting to begin the application process. Applications must be submitted to the Athletic Training Education Committee by the end of the fifth week of spring semester for entry to the program fall semester of the sophomore year. Enrollment in the Athletic Training Education Program is limited. The decision to admit is made during the spring semester, before fall registration.

Students transferring from another school must be admitted to UMM before admission to the Athletic Training Education Program can be offered. It is recommended that these students seek academic planning advice from a member of the Athletic Training Education Program before the semester in which admission to the program is sought.

Requirements for admission include the following:

  1. Completed application packet.
  2. A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50.
  3. Completed observation experience
  4. Approval of the staff based on an interview, recommendations, and assessment of the observation experience.

The statement, "Athletic Training Education Program Completed," will be added to the transcript of students who are admitted to the program, complete the following coursework:

WSS 1051-Fitness for Life

WSS 1052-Societal Issues in Health and Wellness

WSS 1101-First Aid

WSS 2001-Advanced Topics in First Aid

WSS 2002-Pharmacology in Athletic Training

WSS 2003-Nutrition

WSS 2004-Psychological Aspects of Sports

WSS 2111-Kinesiology

WSS 2112-Exercise Physiology

WSS 2121-Prevention and Care of Injuries

WSS 3001-Advanced Athletic Training

WSS 3002-Medical Aspects

WSS 3003-Rehabilitation of Injury and Disease

WSS 3004-Therapeutic Modalities

WSS 3005-Organization and Administration of Athletic Health Care

WSS 3006-Practicum in Athletic Training I

WSS 3007-Practicum in Athletic Training II

WSS 4901-Senior Seminar

BIO 2102-Human Anatomy

BIO 4102-Human Physiology

and the required practical/observation hours.

Upon completion of the Athletic Training Education Program, students are eligible to sit for the National Athletic Trainers Association Board of Certification Examination.