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Athletic Therapy (BSc)

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Degree
Bachelor of Science (BSc)
Department
Faculty
Program type
Honours
Primary campus
Loyola (LOY)
Duration
4 to 5 years
Start term
Fall, Winter

Why study Athletic Therapy?

Pursue a career devoted to the health care of active individuals through to high-performance athletes. You will develop the knowledge and practical skills needed for injury prevention, emergency services, and rehabilitation. Using the state-of-the-art PERFORM Centre, a research facility focusing on health through prevention, you will undertake musculoskeletal and postural evaluation, equipment fitting and selection, prophylactic and supportive taping and wrapping, injury assessment, basic and advanced emergency life support and first aid. Your educational experience will include foundations in human anatomy, exercise physiology, biomechanics, and nutrition as well as conditioning programs and rehabilitative techniques.

Program highlights

  • The Science First-Year Experience Program → for students from other Canadian provinces. Connect with other first-year science students and engage in interdisciplinary, research-based approaches to the foundational sciences. Learn more

Program structure

A Bachelor of Science degree takes a minimum of three or four years (90 – 120 credits) of full-time study, depending on your academic background.


Program options

  • Honours in Athletic Therapy* (102 credits)
  • Athletic Therapy (BScAT)* (96 credits)

*Admission is to the Major in Exercise Science. Students seeking admission to the Honours and (BScAT) program may apply for a transfer after having completed certain courses and obtained a grade point average of 3.0.


Courses


Admission requirements

Admission is to the Major in Exercise Science. Students seeking admission to the Honours program may apply for a transfer after having completed certain courses and obtained a grade point average of 3.0.

After your degree

Our programs open up career paths in health- and fitness-related sectors that can include:

  • Kinesiology and Clinical Exercise Physiology
    • Assess human movement, performance and function in healthy and clinical populations
    • Develop rehabilitation programs for people with various chronic diseases (cardiac, pulmonary, metabolic, oncologic, renal, etc.) and clients with injuries
    • Create, plan and implement a variety of fitness activities and programs for diverse populations
    • Promote healthy lifestyles to enhance quality of life
    • Conduct workplace assessment to reduce the risk of employee injury
  • Certified Athletic Therapist in Canada (C.A.T.[C])
    • Professional sport
    • National athletes
    • Clinical settings

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