Athletic Training

The Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP) is designed to prepare students for a career as an athletic trainer. Athletic trainers are allied health care professionals that specialize in the prevention, assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation of injuries and illnesses to athletes and those engaged in physical activity. The ATEP is also appropriate for students interested in continuing their education in medicine, sports medicine, physical therapy, occupational therapy, or other allied health care professions. All students interested in the ATEP must complete specific prerequisites and a separate application for admission to the major. This major is highly competitive with an enrollment limit of 60 students. The Athletic Training Educational Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).

Program prerequisites:

All students who are interested in the Athletic Training major must complete the Directed Observation Program, as well as the following courses in order to be eligible to apply to the program.

  • KIN 219K: Introduction to Athletic Training (offered in Spring only)
  • KIN 312: Care and Prevention of Athletic Injury
  • KIN 324K: Applied Human Anatomy
  • CC 306M: Introduction to Medical and Scientific Terminology

In order to participate in the Directed Observation Program as required in the prerequisites, students must attend one of the following meetings:

September 5, 2014 7:00 am in BEL 404A
October 3, 2014 7:00 am in BEL 404A
November 6, 2014 7:00 am in BEL 404A

Completion of the prerequisites does not guarantee acceptance to the program.

Program application:

The program application packet can be found on the ATEP Website.

Degree plans and Four-Year Guides:

Available catalogs: (14-16) PDF
(12-14) PDF
(10-12) PDF
(08-10) PDF

The first and second year course listings in these documents are to be used as guides to assist you with selecting a schedule, and should be used with the degree plan. These courses can be taken during the fall, spring or summer terms. Twelve to fifteen hours are recommended during the fall and spring semesters.

Guides: (10-12) PDF
(08-10) PDF
Create your own four-year plan using this PDF

Certification information:

For certification information, please visit the CAATE Website.

For more information about ATEP, visit the Athletic Training Website.

Last updated on November 5, 2014