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Gain skills and experience to become a certified athletic therapist.
Sheridan's facilities include a new, state-of-the-art Athletic Therapy Clinic with aquatic rehab, dedicated lab space with brand new equipment and new training facilities. All educators are Certified Athletic Therapists with advanced degrees in the areas of rehabilitation sciences, biomechanics and physiology, as well as extensive experience working in the field.
What you'll gain
- Advanced athletic therapy skills such as field assessment and injury treatment, clinical assessment and rehabilitation.
- Entrepreneurial business skills to help you establish a practice.
- Research skills to ensure you always stay current in the field.
- 1,200 hours of embedded athletic therapy course experience while in school.
Each semester of the last three years includes field and/or clinical work. (Year 2: high school or community sports team environment; Year 3: varsity teams in colleges and universities; Year 4: more clinical responsibility, working in both the Sheridan Athletic Therapy Centre and community clinics.) You'll also have an opportunity, between Years 3 and 4, to participate in a 14-week internship.
Become a Certified Athletic Therapist
This program is accredited by the Canadian Athletic Therapists Association (CATA). When you graduate from this program, you'll be a step closer to certification. View the full list of requirements for becoming a Certified Athletic Therapist.
Explore your future lab
In Honours Bachelor of Applied Health Sciences – Athletic Therapy at Sheridan, you'll work in labs and classrooms designed like real-world workplaces. Want a look inside? Take a virtual tour of the Athletic Therapy Centre, Exercise Intervention Centre and VO2 Max Labs you'll use as a student in this program.
Member of the World Federation of Athletic Therapy and Training
Sheridan's Honours Bachelor of Applied Health Sciences – Athletic Therapy program is a member of the World Federation of Athletic Therapy and Training (WFATT).
Creative, innovative learning is at the core of all Sheridan’s courses. Here are the courses you’ll take in this program.
CODE TITLE CREDITS BIOL 10000 Introduction to Cell and System Physiology 3 SCIE 12941 Introduction to Biomechanics 3 SCIE 17893 Nutrition 3 ATHL 10000 Introduction to Athletic Therapy 3 ENGL 17889GD Introduction to Composition and Rhetoric 3 Elective 3 Total: 18
CODE TITLE CREDITS BIOL 14717 Human Physiology for Athletic Therapy 3 ATHL 20082 Protective Equipment and Bracing 2 PHYG 16693 Exercise Physiology for Athletic Therapy 4 FLPL 20111 Seminar in Athletic Therapy 0.5 FLPL 10773 Health, Wellness & Resilience in Athletic Therapy 1 Elective 3 Total: 13.5
CODE TITLE CREDITS ANAT 23672 Anatomy of the Lower Quadrant 4 ATHL 24998 Emergency Conditions 1 – Fundamentals 3 ATHL 27900 Conditions of the Lower Quadrant 3 PHYG 23672 Growth, Development and Physical Activity 3 FLPL 20082 Introduction to Clinical Practice 0.5 FLPL 20123 Field Practicum 2 and Seminar 0.5 Elective 3 Total: 17
CODE TITLE CREDITS ANAT 27545 Anatomy of the Upper Quadrant 4 ATHL 20001 Emergency Conditions 2 – Intermediate Skills 3 ATHL 20000 Conditions of the Upper Quadrant 3 PHYG 20587 Pathophysiology for Athletic Therapy 3 SCIE 28634 Statistical Methods in Health Sciences 3 FLPL 23314 Field Practicum 3 and Seminar 0.5 Elective 3 Total: 19.5
CODE TITLE CREDITS ANAT 38448 Anatomy of the Spine 4 ATHL 37545 Injury Treatment Modalities 3 ATHL 37370 Therapeutic Exercise 1 3 ATHL 30001 Clinical Assessment and Rehabilitation 1 2.5 FLPL 36529 Field Practicum 4 and Seminar 0.5 Elective 3 Total: 16
CODE TITLE CREDITS ATHL 30199 Clinical Biomechanics of the Lower Quadrant 2.5 ATHL 38263 Therapeutic Exercise 2 3 ATHL 33314 Clinical Assessment and Rehabilitation 2 4.5 ANAT 33672 Anatomy of the Head, Thoracic Cavity and Abdomen 3 FLPL 36367 Field Practicum 5 and Seminar 0.5 ATHL 38100 Psychology of Injury and Performance 3 Elective 3 Total: 19.5
CODE TITLE CREDITS ATHL 30000 Emergency Conditions 3 – Advanced Skills 2 ATHL 46048 Clinical Biomechanics of the Upper Quadrant 2.5 ATHL 40102 Clinical Assessment and Rehabilitation 3 4.5 ATHL 49999 Independent Research Proposal 3 FLPL 30009 Advanced Clinical Practice 0.5 FLPL 40172 Field Practicum 6 and Seminar 0.5 Elective 3 Total: 16
CODE TITLE CREDITS ATHL 45586 Manual Therapy Techniques 4 ATHL 40001 Clinical Assessment and Rehabilitation 4 3 BUSM 48171 Business Entrepreneurship for Athletic Therapy 1 FLPL 43314 Field Practicum 7 and Seminar 0.5 ATHL 45777 Current Trends in Athletic Therapy 3 Elective 3 Total: 14.5
Courses subject to change.
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Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent, including the following required courses:
- English, Grade 12 (ENG4U)
- Biology, Grade 12 (U)
plus one of:
- Physics, Grade 12 (U) or
- Mathematics, Grade 12 (U) or
- Chemistry, Grade 12 (U)
- Three additional Grade 12 credits at the U or M level
- Minimum 65% in each course
Two semesters of postsecondary education including required courses with a minimum 65% in each course.
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) and the results of their related work/volunteer experience, which includes:
- Complete 40 hours of volunteer work with an Athletic Therapist or Sports Physiotherapist (SPD).
- Co-op experience related to Athletic Therapy strongly recommended.
- Attend an information session.
English Language ProficiencyAll applicants whose first language is not English must meet Sheridan's English Proficiency Requirements.
Here are some areas in which you might work:
- Athletic therapy clinics
- Corporations concerned about corporate wellness
- Insurance companies
- Orthopedic bracing
- Sports health care teams
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.
This program contains a mandatory internship for all students during the summer (May–August) between the 3rd and 4th year.
Internships are a form of work-integrated learning that links classroom learning with work experience within a professional environment. Internship work terms are related to the academic studies of the student and may be paid or unpaid. The work terms provide an opportunity to learn by doing. You'll apply theory to practice, develop a meaningful view of the working world, and cultivate an awareness of yourself as a professional.
Students receive in-class and 1-on-1 career education support to help prepare for the Internship. The Internship component is delivered by Sheridan's Co-operative Education Office, which facilitates over 1,800 Co-op/Internship work terms per year Sheridan-wide.
Learn more about Co-operative Education and Internships at Sheridan.
Fees shown here are estimates only. Fees are in Canadian dollars and include tuition, health insurance and ancillary charges.
The fees shown here are for the 2020–2021 academic year, and are subject to change. The fees displayed are for the first two (2) academic terms of study at Sheridan unless otherwise noted; fees for subsequent terms are not reflected on this website.
Fees for this program are paid to the University of Toronto Mississauga.
Fees for this program are paid to Brock University.
Fees for Canadian students$9,066.05
Fees for International students$25,085.05
Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship
Sheridan is pleased to provide an entrance scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to select applicants in this degree program. View Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship details for eligibility criteria and more.
Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship
Sheridan is pleased to provide an entrance scholarship in the amount of $1,500 to select applicants in this degree program. View Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship details for eligibility criteria and more.
Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship
Sheridan is pleased to provide an entrance scholarship in the amount of $2,500 to select applicants in this degree program. View Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship details for eligibility criteria and more.
Honours Baccalaureate Degree
Full-time 4 years Program code: PBAHS
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Get athletes back to play
Sheridan’s Athletic Therapy professors and students take you inside this unique program — and this exciting career area. You’ll learn to work with athletes in the field from the moment of injury and get them back to play. Featuring dynamic and dedicated professors and hands-on field placements, our program prepares you for a rewarding career.
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