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Kinesiology - Athletic Therapy

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The University of Winnipeg offers a curriculum in athletic therapy which is accredited by the Canadian Athletic Therapists Association (CATA). This program, offered through the Department of Kinesiology and Applied Health, leads to a 4-year Bachelor of Science - Athletic Therapy.

The Athletic Therapy degree stream at The University of Winnipeg focuses on the prevention, care and treatment of muscle, bone and joint injuries as they occur in both field and clinical settings. The curriculum is designed to help students develop critical thinking, observation and research skills in areas such as injury prevention, assessment and rehabilitation, biomechanics and strength and conditioning, all of which are key components in the profession of athletic therapy. At the conclusion of the 4-year degree, students will meet all educational requirements of the CATA National Certification Exam.

Students must be prepared to commit a significant amount of time to gaining practical experience with teams and in clinics both on campus and in the community. For field experience, students work with a variety of community sport teams as well as with Wesmen teams on campus. For clinical hours, University of Winnipeg students work under the direct supervision and guidance of a Certified Athletic Therapist in the on-campus University of Winnipeg Athletic Therapy Centre and at other approved clinics in the community.

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