Admission requirements & costs
The Athletic Therapy Certificate is delivered over a two year period with course requirements to meet final admission criteria beginning in the summer months prior to Fall official start date.
Applicants for the Athletic Therapy program must possess a degree in kinesiology, physical education, human kinetics, exercise science or equivalent. Successful applicants must have completed the following courses (either as part of their degree matriculation or subsequent to the degree).
To determine if courses you have taken are equivalent to these courses, you may need to provide a detailed course outline if we have not previously evaluated the course you are presenting.
|Admission Requirements||Formerly at Mount Royal|
|HPED 1512 - Human Anatomy||PHED 1001, PHED 1224|
|HPED 2505 - Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries||PHED 3003, PHED 3371|
|HPED 2514 - Human Physiology/BIOL 1216 - Human Physiology|
|HPED 2830 - Introductory Flexibility and Relaxation||PHED 2228, PHED 1242|
|HPED 2850 - Introductory Strength Training||PHED 2304, PHED 1145|
|HPED 3514 - Exercise Physiology||PHED 4001|
|HPED 3516 - Biomechanics||PHED 3001, PHED 2263|
Once a student is offered conditional admission, they will be informed of the timing and delivery for the following four courses that must be successfully completed to gain final admission into the program.
1) HPED 2050 - Professional Practice (3 credits)
2) First Responder for Athletic Therapy*
3) Taping and Prophylactic Support
4) HPED 2112 - Clinical Musculoskeletal Anatomy (3 credits)
* It should be noted that this is not a traditional first responder course offered in the community. It is a customized course that bridges first responder curriculum with athletic therapy curriculum. It can only be taken through Mount Royal University.
The last three courses are typically offered in August each year. Students will be required to make the appropriate arrangements to be available and attend these courses when offered.
Admission is competitive, meaning students with a higher conditional admission Grade Point Average (GPA) will be considered first. Conditional admission will be based on the four most recently completed courses by Dec. 31 and final admission will be based on the eight most recently completed courses by April 30. In addition, applicants are required to present a Grade Point Average of 3.00 in Human Anatomy and in Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries.
Students enrolled in the Advanced Certificate in Athletic Therapy must provide proof of completion in the following courses prior to graduating.
Students will also be required to provide proof of completion in the following courses prior to graduating:
|HPED 2507 - Nutrition and Health||PHED 2007, PHED 2237|
|HPED 2510 - Sport & Exercise Psychology||PHED 2005, PHED 2253|
For students planning to take courses on a part-time basis, please see our course fee table.
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