This program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) and prepares the athletic training student with the necessary academic and clinical experiences to sit for the National Athletic Trainer’s Association Board of Certification Examination (BOC). The program includes courses in injury prevention, recognition, assessment and immediate care of athletic injuries; health care administration; and professional development and responsibility.
Important note: Changes to the requirements for this program have been modified, beginning with the 2017/18 academic year. To review the revised requirements, click here.
Admission into the Athletic Training Education Program (ATP) is limited and competitive. Candidates must apply for acceptance in the College of Graduate Studies by January 15.
A complete application includes:
A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university (official transcript required)
A 3.0 overall GPA based on four years’ work for the undergraduate degree
A completed BSU online application form ($50 fee for application); and a completed ATP Supplement form
Three letters of recommendation, at least two from professors
Completion of prerequisite courses in:
Anatomy and Physiology I
Anatomy and Physiology II
Introduction to Athletic Training
Protective Techniques in Athletic Training (taping, bracing and protective equipment)
*Basic EMT course with current Emergency Cardiac Care Certification (Certification in Advanced First Aid, Adult and Pediatric CPR, AED and use of barrier devices; and blood-borne pathogen training)
*Provisional admission can be provided to a student currently enrolled in an EMT course.