Advisor: Don Fischer
The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University offer a pre-professional program in athletic training. Students complete prerequisite coursework as outlined by the various accredited athletic training programs. Upon completion of the pre-professional coursework, the student is eligible to apply to colleges and universities offering a postgraduate degree in athletic training. Majors that students frequently pursue along with the pre-athletic training requirements are: biology, integrative science, psychology, and nutrition.
Common courses that are required by graduate programs in athletic training include: BIOL 101 and 201; BIOL 325 and 326; CHEM 125 and 201; COLG 121; ESSS 306 and 308; MATH 124 or PSYC 221; NUTR 125; PHYS 105; PSYC 111. Additional courses may be required and the student may need to complete summer coursework in order to complete the graduate school application requirements in four years.
Due to the specific prerequisite courses that each athletic training program requires, students are strongly encouraged to work closely with the faculty advisor in planning their pre-professional program. Students should meet with the faculty advisor early in the fall semester of their first year.