Section 52.27, Athletic Training

  1. Definitions. As used in this section:
    1. Acceptable accrediting agency shall mean an organization accepted by the department as a reliable authority for the purpose of accreditation at the postsecondary level, applying its criteria for granting accreditation in a fair, consistent, and nondiscriminatory manner, such as an agency recognized for this purpose by the United States Department of Education.
    2. Human biological and physical sciences and social and behavioral sciences content area shall mean courses which include, but are not limited to, the following curricular areas:
      1. principles of human anatomy and physiology;
      2. neuroscience;
      3. nutrition;
      4. pharmacology;
      5. psychology;
      6. sports psychology; and
      7. counseling, education and communication skills.
    3. Professional athletic training content area shall mean didactic courses and supervised clinical experiences which include, but are not limited to, the following curricular areas:
      1. kinesiology/biomechanics;
      2. exercise physiology;
      3. infection control;
      4. professionalism and ethics; and
      5. prevention and care of athletic injuries, including but not limited to: preconditioning, conditioning, reconditioning, recognition, assessment, therapeutic modalities, therapeutic exercise, first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
    4. Practicum shall mean a supervised clinical experience in the practice of athletic training, as defined in section 8352 of the Education Law.
  2. Curriculm. In addition to meeting all applicable provisions of this Part, to be registered as a program recognized as leading to certification in athletic training which meets the requirements in section 79-7.2 of this Title, it shall be a program leading to the baccalaureate degree, its equivalent or higher academic degree, which contains at least 9 semester hours or its equivalent of course work in the human biological and physical sciences and social and behavioral sciences content area; at least 30 semester hours or its equivalent of course work in the professional athletic training content area; and a practicum as described in paragraph (a)(4) of this section which shall consist of 800 clock hours or the number of clock hours that is required for accreditation by an acceptable accrediting agency.
Last Updated: May 22, 2009
August 19, 2009