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Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

Honours Bachelor of Applied Health Sciences – Athletic Therapy

Gain skills and experience to become a certified athletic therapist.

For the Fall 2020 semester, this program will be delivered entirely through remote learning. View delivery modes for all programs.

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility

Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent, including the following required courses:

  • English, Grade 12 (ENG4U)

plus

  • Biology, Grade 12 (U)

plus one of:

  • Physics, Grade 12 (U) or
  • Mathematics, Grade 12 (U) or
  • Chemistry, Grade 12 (U)

plus

  • Three additional Grade 12 credits at the U or M level
  • Minimum 65% in each course

Or

Two semesters of postsecondary education including required courses with a minimum 65% in each course.

Applicant Selection

Eligible applicants will be selected on the basis of their previous academic achievement (the average of their six highest senior-level credits, including required courses).

Co-op experience related to Athletic Therapy is strongly recommended.

Applicants must attend an information session.

English Language Proficiency

All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Sheridan's English Proficiency Requirements.

Articulation Agreement

The following Articulation Agreement applies only to students enrolled in the Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Advanced Diplomas and Degrees program, starting at Sheridan in September 2019 or later.

Applicants who do not possess the necessary admission requirements to this program at Sheridan who complete the Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Advanced Diplomas and Degrees program will be granted admission, contingent on space in the program (in the semester that they are applying for), if they fulfill the following criteria:

  • An overall GPA of 3.0;
  • A minimum of 70% in required science and math courses for the program(s) to which the student is seeking admission; and
  • A minimum grade of 60% in both English courses (ENG 10102 and ENG 17889) for students seeking admission to Sheridan's health science degrees (excluding diplomas) included under this agreement.

For the courses with minimum grade thresholds, as specified above, students may only have a maximum of two graded attempts. Withdrawals without Academic Penalty (i.e., "W" grades) are not included.

Where space is not available in the semester for which an applicant has applied and the applicant meets all the requirements of this agreement, admission to a later intake of the program will be granted.

Applicants from the Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Advanced Diplomas and Degrees certificate program must also complete all other pre-admission requirements for the Honours Bachelor of Applied Health Sciences – Athletic Therapy program, and should be aware of program-specific requirements such as criminal record checks, immunization documentation, etc.

Applicants who meet the admission requirements above and who successfully complete the Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Advanced Diplomas and Degrees program are not required to complete the HOAE (Health Occupations Aptitude Exam), an admission requirement for Practical Nursing and Veterinary Technician.  

Prospective students should ensure that they meet the eligibility criteria for registration, such as English language proficiency in the program for which this transfer process is being applied.

Criminal Record Check and Immunization Requirements

Sheridan field placement agencies may require a police record check for criminal offences, a vulnerable sector check and/or a current record of immunization. Students will be required to provide this documentation directly to their field placement prior to the start of the placement and at their own expense. Students who cannot meet these requirements may have limited field placement opportunities.

Ministry Consent

Sheridan has been granted a consent by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities to offer this degree for a further seven-year term starting January 19, 2015 and subject to renewal thereafter. Application to the Ministry for renewal of the consent is a prescribed and cyclical requirement for degree programs at all Ontario Colleges. Sheridan will ensure that all students admitted to the Honours Bachelor of Applied Health Sciences (Athletic Therapy) program during the period of consent will have the opportunity to complete the program within a reasonable time frame. Credentials earned during the period of consent remain valid, even if Ministry consent to offer the program is withdrawn in the future. Prospective students are responsible for satisfying themselves that the program and the degree will be appropriate to their needs (e.g., acceptable to potential employers, professional licensing bodies, or other educational institutions).