Department of Physical Education & Human Performance

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:

  1. Completion of prerequisite classes.
    1. Advanced First Aid/CPR or current cards (PE 1543)
    2. Human Physiology with lab (BIOL 2420 & 2425)
    3. Human Anatomy with lab (BIOL 2320 & 2325)
    4. Athletic Training/Sports Medicine (PE 3080)
  2. Complete application form and three reference questionnaires. Submit by September 30.
  3. 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.