Undergraduate Program (BSAT)
Duquesne University's strong liberal arts tradition serves as the framework from which our Athletic Training Program curriculum emerges.
Our curriculum is designed to provide our students with a comprehensive Athletic Training experience, rooted in a strong basic science and liberal arts foundation. Our aim is to educate and train students to provide evidence-based, patient-centered care. In order to achieve this outcome, we provide our students with a high quality educational experience that emphasizes critical thinking.
Our 4-year, undergraduate Athletic Training curriculum is divided into two phases, the Pre-Professional Phase and the Professional Phase. The Pre-Professional Phase consists of the first two years, while the Professional Phase is made up by the third and fourth year. Students will earn a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training (BSAT) at the end of 4 years.
We enrolled our final cohort into our BSAT program in the Fall 2020.
By the completion of the curriculum students will be clinically proficient in the following areas:
- Evidence based practice and principles
- Risk management and injury prevention
- Pathology of injuries & illnesses
- Orthopedic clinical examination and diagnosis
- Medical conditions and disabilities
- Acute care of injuries and illnesses
- Therapeutic modalities
- Conditioning and rehabilitative exercise
- Psychosocial intervention and referral
- Nutritional aspects of injuries and illnesses
- Organization and administration
- Professional Development
As part of the curriculum, students will complete a series of clinical education experiences, providing them with numerous opportunities to further develop, refine and apply their knowledges and skills in a clinical environment under the direct supervision of a clinical preceptor.
Upon completion of the undergraduate degree program, graduates of Duquesne's Athletic Training program are eligible to sit for the national examination for athletic trainers (BOC).