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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.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will have demonstrated the ability to:

  • Develop a comprehensive athletic injury/illness prevention program for the active individual.
  • Assess the nature of injuries and illnesses commonly sustained by active individuals using relevant theory and practices while in compliance with current standards and established policies.
  • Determine appropriate treatment for injured active individuals, based on findings from the assessment.
  • Provide appropriate first aid and emergency care for acute musculoskeletal injuries or illnesses in compliance with current professional standards and established policies and procedures.
  • Create comprehensive rehabilitation and reconditioning programs for injuries or physical limitations sustained by the active population to ensure a full return to productivity and an active lifestyle.
  • Oversee administrative components of an athletic therapy practice.
  • Recommend health care information, education and counselling to active individuals, parents and coaches on matters pertaining to the physical, psychological, and emotional health and well being of the individual.
  • Communicate effectively verbally, nonverbally, and in written form in a variety of organizational settings.
  • Interact as an integral part of the sports medicine team in the management of the injured active population.
  • Conduct professional practice that is in compliance with the CATA Code of Ethics and Scope of Practice in a legal and ethical manner.
  • Integrate the principles of research including the collection and analysis of information to form reasoned conclusions.
  • Describe the normal physiological functions of the human body.
  • Examine key structures of the human biological systems.