Jul 18, 2024  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook 
2020-2021 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Athletic Training, A.S.

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The physical education department offers activity classes for all able bodied students. All students are required to complete at least one semester hour in physical education activity classes to satisfy graduation requirements. A maximum of four semester credits in physical education activity classes may be applied toward the 64 semester credits needed for graduation. The physical education major may apply a maximum of eight semester credits toward graduation. These credits must come from each of four different areas of physical education activity classes: aquatic, fitness, outdoor and individual sport.

The physical education department prepares students for transfer to higher level institutions and provides activities in the basic education program that instill the knowledge, values, and skills necessary to promote an active and healthy lifestyle throughout life.

The physical education major program offers areas of concentration in teaching, exercise science (nonteaching), and health.

Core Performance Standards for Admission and Progression

Critical thinking: Critical thinking ability to exercise non-clinical and clinical judgment in a timely manner.

Interpersonal: Interpersonal abilities sufficient to interact professionally and therapeutically with peers, faculty, staff, administrators, patients/clients, families, and groups from a variety of social, emotional, cultural, and intellectual backgrounds.

Communication: Communication skills sufficient for interaction with peers, faculty, staff, administrators, patients/clients, families, and groups in verbal, nonverbal and written form.

Mobility: Physical abilities sufficient to move from room to room, safely perform treatments/procedures, and assist patients/clients; lift and transfer patients/clients; manipulate equipment; walk and/or stand for extended periods of time.

Motor skills: Gross and fine motor skills sufficient to provide safe and effective patient/client care.

Hearing: Auditory ability sufficient to monitor and safely assess health needs.

Visual: Visual ability with or without corrective lenses sufficient for observation and assessment necessary in safe patient/client care.

Tactile: Tactile ability sufficient for physical assessment of patient/ client care.

Professionalism: The ability to understand and demonstrate sufficient respect for others in non-verbal, verbal, and written communications in the classroom, laboratory, clinical settings, in the Casper College community, and in related public settings. The ability to demonstrate sufficient understanding of the cumulative effect that behavior, appearance, and communication has on the health science professional image.

Recommended Curriculum

General Education (Minimum 32 credits)

General education coursework can be completed from within or outside of the major field of study.

1. Exploration and Participation

  • Included in the major requirements below

3. Relationship with the World

4. General Education Electives

  • Must be chosen from areas 1, 2, or 3 above.

5. Physical Education (1CR)


Students who plan to transfer to the University of Wyoming are advised that UW requires CHEM 1000  Basic Chemistry and CHEM 1006  Basic Chemistry Lab.

Major courses listed are designed to fit a variety of transfer programs. Students transferring to specific Baccalaureate programs at other institutions should provide their academic advisor with a copy of that program to ensure proper transfer of courses (some substitution of courses will be allowed).

The normal length of this program is two academic years at 15-17 credit hours per semester.

Graduation Requirements:

A minimum of 60 approved semester credits are required for graduation. For specific graduation requirements see “Academic Information ” and “Degree Requirements .”

Only courses numbered 1000 or above can be used toward the Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Associate of Business, Associate of Fine Arts, Associate of Applied Science and Associate Degree in Nursing.

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