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Curriculum, Athletic Training

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All candidates for a degree in applied arts and sciences must complete the requirements listed in the “Graduation Requirements” section of the SDSU General Catalog.

Preparation for the Major

Exercise and Nutritional Sciences 200, 265, 265L; Biology 203, 203L, 212; Chemistry 200; Nutrition 201; Psychology 101, 260; Sociology 101; and one of the following: Biology 215, Economics 201, Psychology 280, Sociology 201, Statistics 119. (34 units)

Preparation for the Major courses cannot be taken for Credit/No Credit (Cr/NC). Exercise and Nutritional Sciences 200 must be completed with a grade of C or higher. Exercise and Nutritional Sciences 265, 265L, and Biology 212 must have a minimum overall grade point average of 3.0. Biology 212 must be completed with a grade of B or higher.

Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement

Passing the Writing Placement Assessment with a score of 10 or completing one of the approved upper division writing courses (W) with a grade of C (2.0) or better.

International Experience

Athletic training majors are required to participate in an international experience to increase awareness of cross-cultural issues, global health, economic, political, cultural, social services, and health challenges experienced by local populations in international environments. Students participate in residence for two or more weeks (exceptions must be approved by the dean of the college for students who, because of serious and compelling life events or physical limitations, cannot meet this requirement).

Specific details can be found on the CHHS Undergraduate International Experience web site.


A minimum of 53 upper division units to include Exercise and Nutritional Sciences 301, 302, 303, 304, 304L, 305, 306, 307, 365, 367, 367L, 368, 368L, 389A, 389B, 389C, 389D, 401A, 434, 463, 463L, 465, 466; Biology 336; Nutrition 304. Biology 336 will also satisfy three units of the General Education requirement in IV.A. Recommended: Students should take Sociology 355 to satisfy the General Education requirement in IV.B.