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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.

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.