University of Vermont

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Department of Rehabilitation and Movement Science

Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training

The University of Vermont's Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training degree program provides students with the knowledge and skills required to work closely with physicians and other health care professionals in the prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of injuries incurred by athletes and others engaged in physical activity.
 Students benefit from interdisciplinary coursework, diverse clinical experiences, and individual attention.


Select year of program entry:

Consult the UVM Course Catalogue for specific requirements by catalogue year. Academic standards are outlined in the CNHS Undergraduate Student Handbook.

Clinical Experience

First-year Athletic Training students undertake 50 hours of directed observation of sports practices and games while enrolled in AT 168. During this time they become acquainted with the daily routines of the athletic training staff on campus and engage with upper-level students in the AT program. Upon meeting retention and promotion requirements, students matriculate into the "clinical portion" of the program in their second year, where they are assigned to a different clinical preceptor each semester at both on- and off-campus clinical sites. Students must obtain at least 800 clinical experience hours within a minimum of five clinical experience courses/semesters, in addition to didactic and practicum courses.

Our more than 25 affiliated clinical sites include UVM's varsity and club sports teams, local high schools, colleges, outpatient orthopedic rehabilitation clinics, and the Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation within the UVM College of Medicine. Students are directly involved with patients and athletes and gain experience interacting with numerous athletic trainers, as well as other health care professionals, parents, coaches and administrators. Students will also have the opportunity to observe surgery and engage in research with department faculty if interested.

Retention and Promotion:

All Athletic Training students must meet the following criteria to participate in and progress through the "clinical portion" of the Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP):

  • A minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA (first-year students must reach this standard by the end of the spring semester)
  • A minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA in Athletic Training core courses (noted on curriculum sheet)
  • Satisfactory performance in clinical experience courses (Repeated unsatisfactory performance in a clinical experience course will result in discontinuation from the athletic training program and/or the student not being endorsed for the athletic training certification exam.)

Each student is evaluated at regular intervals and must demonstrate mastery of educational competencies in order to continue with subsequent clinical assignments.

Additional fees: There are costs associated with being enrolled in the Athletic Training Education Program. These include but are not limited to: lab fees, personal liability insurance, immunization maintenance, apparel to adhere to dress code(s), and travel to and from off-campus clinical assignments and internships. See current costs.

Advanced placement in the program may be available to transfer students with prior experience and coursework relative to athletic training.

Athletic Training Faculty

Learn more about our faculty.


Recent senior exit survey results indicate the UVM Athletic Training program currently holds a 100% placement rate for graduates entering the workforce or pursuing further study. Alumni take jobs in a variety of settings in high school, collegiate, and professional sports, outpatient orthopedic rehabilitation clinics, and in emerging areas including performing arts organizations and the military. Past graduates have attended the University of Virginia, Old Dominion, and Clarkson. Learn more about athletic training careers.

Opportunities for Students

Undergraduate research programs and opportunities for involvement in clubs, including the Student Athletic Medicine Society, intramurals, and community service for athletic training students at the University of Vermont are widely available. Students who study abroad typically do so in the spring semester of the senior year, with careful academic planning, due to the extensive clinical requirements of the program.

Board of Certification Pass Rates

Period Number of UVM program graduates Number of UVM graduates taking exam National first attempt pass rate UVM first attempt pass rate Percentage of UVM students who passed exam regardless of number of attempts
3-year aggregate


The University of Vermont's Athletic Training program has been re-accredited for the period 2008-2018 by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training (CAATE), 2201 Double Creek Drive, Suite 5006, Round Rock, TX 78664; Phone: (512) 733.9700; Email: logo

Graduates of the program are eligible to sit for the Board of Certification examination. The Office of Professional Regulation in the Vermont Secretary of State's office governs licensure requirements for Vermont.

For More Information

UVM College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Office of Student Services
002 Rowell Building
106 Carrigan Dr.
Burlington, VT 05405-0068
Phone: (802) 656-3858


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Last modified May 11 2015 12:12 PM