The Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training (AT) program is housed within the Department of Sports Medicine and Nutrition. This is an upper division major meaning students start the Athletic Training program after completing 60 college credits including specific prerequisite courses.
|60 credits required to begin program (see prerequisite courses); 121 total credits required to graduate||Program starts fall term only|
2 years (4 terms) completed at junior and senior year level
The program is structured to provide a rigorous plan of study to include both academic and clinical education experiences. Students rotate through four on-campus athletic training facilities and several off-site affiliated settings during their clinical education, acquiring valuable clinical skills under the direct supervision of certified athletic training staff in a variety of clinical experience settings including all levels of collegiate athletics, secondary schools, sports medicine clinics and professional sports.Athletic trainers administer immediate emergency care and, under the supervision of a licensed physician, help develop a treatment program based on medical, exercise and sports sciences.
Established in 1978 as a National Athletic Trainers’ Association-approved curriculum, the program has since passed an extensive evaluation earning initial accreditation in 1997 and continuing accreditation in 2004 and 2012. The next accreditation review, including on-site evaluation, will be scheduled for the 2021-2022 academic year and overseen by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).
Upon successful completion of the four-year baccalaureate degree, students are eligible to sit for the Board of Certification, Inc. certification examination. Successful completion of licensing exams affords the candidate a variety of employment opportunities and graduate education options, including athletic training services in a number of Sports Medicine professions.
Students in this program enjoy small class sizes that allow for optimal engagement and feedback from the instructors and opportunities to practice hands-on skills.