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2006-2007 EIU Undergraduate Catalog 
2006-2007 EIU Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Physical Education

Physical Education with Athletic Training Option

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The program provides students interested in the prevention, care, and evaluation of athletic injuries the necessary course work and clinical experience to qualify to sit for the examination leading to certification by the National Athletic Trainers Association Board of Certification.


Guidelines restrict the number of students who may participate in the Athletic Training program.  This number is in direct proportion to the number of “certified” clinical supervisors employed by EIU.  Due to this imposed limitation, students are advised that their acceptance into this program is not an assumed right.  Students must complete PED 2130, 2135 and 2136 (beginning second semester Freshman year) in order to be considered for acceptance into the Athletic Training Program.  All students must meet specific program selection criteria. For specific information go to

General Education Requirements Plus:

Total Semester Hours: 79

Consisting of the following:


Students must receive a “C” or better in all Physical Education courses and BIO 2001G.

(Athletic Training Professional GPA based on Physical Education, Health Studies, Biological Sciences, and Psychology courses in this option taken at EIU).

(Major GPA based on physical education, health studies, biological sciences, and psychology courses in this option taken at EIU.)

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