This program is designed to provide participants with advanced knowledge, experience and skills in the delivery of athletic therapy services. This program is accredited through the Canadian Athletic Therapists Association. The program includes theoretical, field and clinical practicum experiences that prepare practitioners for the certification exams.
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):
- Human Anatomy
- Human Physiology
- Exercise Physiology
- Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries
- Introductory Strength Training
- Introductory Flexibility
Once a student is offered conditional admission, they will be informed of the timing and delivery of the following four courses that must be successfully completed to gain final admission into the program.
*It should be noted that this is not a traditional First Responder course offered in the community. It is a customized course that bridges the first responder curriculum with the 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 GPA will be considered first and preference will be given to applicants with a minimum Grade Point Average of 3.00 on the conditional and final admission average. Conditional admission will be based on the four most recently completed courses by Dec.December 31 and final admission will be based on the eight most recently completed courses by June April 30. In addition, applicants are required to present, preference will be given to applicants with a Grade Point Average GPA of 3.00 in Human Anatomy and in Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries.