Athletic Training Degree
Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) accreditation March 10, 2011
The Athletic Training Major is designed to prepare those students seeking a career as a Certified Athletic Trainer. Completion of the Major will qualify students to set for the certification exam administered by the Board of Certification. Successful completion of the exam will result in Certification as an Athletic Trainer by the BOC. A student in athletic training will learn to apply knowledge of human anatomy, human physiology, exercise physiology, kinesiology, conditioning, strength training, nutrition, and therapy in the prevention, evaluation, recognition, immediate care, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries. Career opportunities include working with athletic teams at all levels of competition, in sports medicine clinical settings or other allied health facilities and industry.
Students will be selected in the Athletic Training Major in a three step process:
- Completion of prerequisite classes.
- Advanced First Aid/CPR or current cards (PE 1543)
- Human Physiology with lab (BIOL 2420 & 2425)
- Human Anatomy with lab (BIOL 2320 & 2325)
- Athletic Training/Sports Medicine (PE 3080)
- Complete application form and three reference questionnaires. Submit by February 15.
- Complete an interview with the Athletic Training major selection committee. Submitting an application does not guarantee that applicant will be interviewed.
A maximum of twelve (12) students will be selected into the program each year.
- Admission Criteria
- Required Courses
- Program Placement & Clinical Rotation
- Four-Year Sequence
- Application Form (Fill out, print, turn in with application packet)
- Reference Questionaire (Can be filled out on line or by hand, print, sign and turn in with application packet)
- Technical Standards for Admission (Print, sign and turn in with application packet)
- Teacher Education
- Family Life & Human Development
- Graduate Studies
- Physical Education & Human Performance