Transfer Plan with Drake University

​​​Starting Fall 2019, DMACC is partnering with Drake University for those wishing to become an Athletic Trainer. Earn a DMACC AS degree in Fitness and Sports Management that transfers to Drake to earn Bachelors in Health Science, and a Masters of Athletic Training (MAT). This accelerated program is defined as a 2+1+2. 

This partnership provides a lot of unique opportunities with extensive Drake science facilities and individualized clinical experiences in a variety of sports environments.  Drake has partnered​ with a vast assortment of exercise science and sports sites and experiences throughout the state.

We will work with you from the beginning of your program until you graduate from Drake. The academic staff at both institutions will help you in planning the appropriate course sequence and to explore your career interests in health sciences and athletic training. With this extensive program, it's best to meet with an advisor and ​start planning right away.  

Students can take DMACC classes at both Ankeny and Boone Campuses.  Classes start Fall, Spring and Summer Terms.

View the Drake Athletic Trainer website​.

For more information, please contact:

Jennifer Spry-Knutson
Program Chair, Fitness & Sports Management
Des Moines Area Community College
1125 Hancock Drive
Boone, IA 50036-5399

Nate Newman
Program Director and Associate Professor
Master of Athletic Training Program
College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
Drake University


​Term 1

ENG 105 - Composition 1
Prerequisite: Satisfactory writing skills
Mat 157 - Statistics
Prerequisite: Minimum ALEKS score of 30% or MAT 064 with a C- or better
PEH 102 - Health3
PEH 162 - Intro to Physical Education3
​SDV 108 - The College Experience​1
SOC 110 - Introduction to Sociology​3

​Term 2

BIO 112 - General Biology 1
Prerequisite: H.S Biology & H.S. Chemistry or equivalent
CHM 122 - Intro to General Chemistry
Prerequisite: 1 year H.S. algebra or MAT 063
ENG 106 - Composition II
Prerequisite: Grade of C- or better in ENG 105
ECN 130 - Principles of Microeconomics3
PEA 144 - Physical Fitness and Condition 2

​Term 3

BIO 168- Anatomy & Physiology I
Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in BIO 156 or a grade of "C" or better in BIO 104 or a "C" or better BIO 112 or a "C" or better in school Anatomy within the last five years
PSY 111 - Introduction to Psychology3
PEH 141 - First Aid2
Core Humanities course3
SPC 101 - Fund of Oral Communication3
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​​Term 4

BIO 151 - Nutrition
Prerequisite: BIO 168 or CHM 122 with grades of C or better
BIO 173 - Anatomy & Physiology II
Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in BIO 168 Anatomy & Physiology I
PSY 121 - Developmental Psychology 3
PSY 261 - Human Sexuality3
PEH 255 - Principles - Sports Management 3