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NEW Fall 2016 BS in PE: Option Pre-Athletic Training / Pre-Physical Therapy Program

Prepare for the MS in AT Program at EKU
with New BS in PE New Option: Pre-Athletic Training/ Pre-Physical Therapy Starts Fall 2016

This new degree program is designed to prepare students who are wanting to become athletic trainers or physical therapists.  This program was created since the announcement that the athletic training profession was moving to require a Master's Degree in Athletic Training to be eligible for the Board of Certification Exam.

EKU Athletic Training Alum Bobby Feeback with Students at Dallas Cowboys FacilitiesEKU has a long, rich history in preparing AT's since 1971, so this new program will allow students to complete their undergraduate degree and all pre requisite requirements to apply for the MS in AT Program at Eastern Kentucky University as well as other programs nationally.  Additionally, students will also meet all the pre-requisite course work to apply to Doctor of Physical Therapy programs upon completion of this new BS in PE: Pre-Athletic Training/ Pre-Physical Therapy Program.

This new degree option will be available starting Fall of 2016 and published in the AY 2016-17 EKU Undergraduate Catalog.

This new degree program will provide students will the core science course work they will need to pursue the Athletic Training or Physical Therapy programs, while providing unique coursework designed to enhance the student's ability to succeed in these professional programs.  Courses like introduction to Orthopedic Assessment, introduction to rehabilitation, and Applied Anatomy for health care providers in addition to the science courses will give EKU graduates of this program advanced skills and knowledge to take with them into their chosen professional program of Athletic Training or Physical Therapy.

If you would like more information about the new BS in PE: Option Pre-Athletic TRaining/ Pre-Physical therapy feel free to contact Dr. Matthew J. Sabin, PhD, LAT, ATC, Director of the Athletic Training Program.

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