Athletic Training

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Athletic Training

  • Prepare for the Board of Certification (BOC) exam
  • Classroom, clinical, and professional educational experiences

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Our athletic training program is designed to prepare students to sit for the national Board of Certification (BOC) exam for athletic trainers. It provides the fundamental knowledge and skills of athletic training and sports medicine through classroom instruction, clinical experiences, and practical situations.

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Shelby W. Yeager, M.Ed., LAT, ATC, NASM-PES, CES, FMSC
Department Chair, Clinical Education Coordinator for Athletic Training Program

Jason Edsall, M.Ed., LAT, ATC, CSCS
Program Director Athletic Training Education

Angela Hillman, PhD. ECP
Full-Time Faculty

Kathy Uhranowsky, RN, CCRP
Human Physiology Lab Manager
Clinical Research Coordinator
This is just a sample of our Athletic Training and Exercise Science faculty - see them all!

The Center for Athletics and Wellness is designed to provide recreational opportunities for students and clinical space for burgeoning health research programs:

  • Sports arena
  • 5,000 square foot fitness center
  • Facilities dedicated to wellness therapy, athletic training, and recreation
  • Human physiology lab with equipment for research, teaching, and evaluation of athletes, as well as the general public

Our athletic training program provides students with the didactic and clinical knowledge necessary to pass the Board of Certification (BOC) exam. It is also excellent preparation for graduate study in athletic training and sports medicine.

Specific Program Requirements

Students may apply to our athletic training program in the spring semester of their sophomore year and must meet the following requirements:

  • Completion of ATES 180 with a B- or better
  • Completion of ATES 130, ATES 155, BIOL 121, and BIOL 122 with a C or better
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.50
  • 25 hours of clinical observation
  • Emergency cardiac care (ECC) and first aid certifications
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Essay

Undergraduate Admissions Requirements

  • Official SAT and/or ACT scores
  • Completed application
  • Essay
  • Official transcripts
  • Letter of recommendation

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B.S. Athletic Training

The two-year professional program combines intensive classroom and clinical education. Students interested in the athletic training program must meet strict and demanding admissions requirements, and formally apply to the program in the spring of their second year. Once admitted, students begin an intense didactic study with clinical experience in relevant and up-to-date practical knowledge. In addition to the minimum 126 credits, students will have clinical experience hours working with university athletic teams, local high schools, physician offices, and local physical therapy clinics.

Please see the Athletic Training Program (ATP) website,, for the most up-to-date information concerning all aspects of the ATP.

Program Requirements Athletic Training

Required Core Courses: (6 credits)

BIOL 121 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 3
PSYC 211 General Psychology 3

Theory Courses: (17.5 credits)

Students need to receive a minimum of a "B–" in ATES 180 and a "C" in all other required courses. 

BIOL 121L Human Anatomy and Physiology Lab I
BIOL 122 Human Anatomy and Physiology II
BIOL 122L Human Anatomy and Physiology Lab II
ATES 210 Anatomical Concepts 1
ATES 221 Kinesiology and Applied Anatomy 3
ATES 225 Physiology of Exercise 3
ATES 225L Physiology of Exercise Lab .5
ATES 324 Motor Learning 2
ATES 424 Organization and Administration 3

Degree Courses (67 credits):

BIOL 114 Microbiology for the Health Professional 3
BIOL 114L Microbiology for the Health Professional Lab 1
CHEM 121 Principles of Chemistry 3
CHEM 121L Principles of Chemistry Lab 1
ATES 130 Emergency Response in Athletic Training 2
ATES 155 Pre-Clinical Experience in Athletic Training 1
ATES 180 Introduction to Athletic Training 3
ATES 255A Clinical Experience in Athletic Training I 3
ATES 255B Clinical Experience in Athletic Training II 3
ATES 308 Concepts in Athletic Training 3
ATES 311 Evaluation and Assessment for Athletic Trainers I 3
ATES 311L Evaluation and Assessment for Athletic Trainers I Lab 1
ATES 313 Evaluation and Assessment for Athletic Trainers II 3
ATES 313L Evaluation and Assessment for Athletic Trainers II Lab 1
ATES 355A Clinical Experience in Athletic Training III 3
ATES 355B Clinical Experience in Athletic Training IV 3
ATES 360 Exercise Testing and Prescription 3
ATES 360L Exercise Testing and Prescription Lab 1
ATES 400 Therapeutic Modalities 3
ATES 401 Therapeutic Modalities Lab 1
ATES 410 Therapeutic Exercise 3
ATES 411 Therapeutic Exercise Lab 1
ATES 418 General Medical Conditions for the Athletic Trainer 4
ATES 455A Clinical Experience in Athletic Training V 3
ATES 455B Clinical Experience in Athletic Training VI 3
ATES 459 Research in Athletic Training 2
ATES 460 Senior Seminar 2
N D 330 Sports Nutrition 3