Athletic Training Bachelor of Science Program (B.S.)
The education: The purpose of the Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP) is to provide students the knowledge and practical skills to enter the profession of athletic training. In addition to required coursework, students complete clinical experiences under the direct supervision of certified athletic trainers at on-campus and off-campus sites.
Accreditation: The Athletic Training Education Program at the University of Vermont 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: email@example.com.
Graduates are eligible to sit for the Board of Certification (BOC) examination. The Office of Professional Regulation in the Vermont Secretary of State's office governs licensure requirements for Vermont.
In addition to the fulfilling the requirements for all undergraduate degree students (see UVM undergraduate admissions criteria for details), students must apply to the clinical portion of the athletic training education program at the end of their first year.
- Complete AT 158 with a grade of B or better which includes completing a minimum of 50 hours of Directed Observation & Level I Skill Assessments;
- Attain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better;
- Be certified in either American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer or American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (AHA-BLS);
- Complete an interview with the program faculty;
- Meet the technical standards with or without accommodations as outlined in the Essential Functions for the RMS Department;
- Submit the ATEP clinical application (pdf) and supporting documents to the program director by April 12th of each academic year. Supporting documents include: applicant's medical history and physical assessment; personal and professional position statement; and three written recommendations.
Selectivity and transfers into program: The clinical portion of the program is selective and space limited. A competitive review of applicants takes place at the end of each academic year by the Athletic Training Education Committee. Advanced Placement in the ATEP is available to transfer students with prior experience and coursework relative to Athletic Training. Applications for the program and criteria for the advanced placement application are available from program director Alan Maynard.
Additional fees: There are costs associated with being enrolled in the UVM ATEP. 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. Learn more.
- Curriculum by Catalogue Year
- 2013-14 curriculum (PDF)
- 2012-13 curriculum (PDF)
- 2011-12 curriculum (PDF)
Students are required to complete a minimum of 800 hours of clinical experience under the direct supervision of certified athletic trainers on campus and at local off-campus affiliate sites. The required 800 clinical experience hours are based upon three years in the program and take a minimum of five semesters to complete.
Introductory period: First-year students are required to participate in an introductory period of directed observation consisting of at least 50 hours. During this time, the students become acquainted with the various daily duties and routines of the staff and athletic training students, the operations of the training room, and basic athletic training skills.
Clinical Instruction: Once admitted to the clinical portion of the ATEP in the second year, students are assigned to Approved Clinical Instructors. These assignments include team practice and game coverage, team travel, and sports therapy clinic coverage.
Students also have the option of a number of other practical experiences during their final year including conducting research, internships, observing in surgery, and more.
Careers in Athletic Training
Athletic training students find career opportunities in collegiate, professional and high school sports, as well as in "emerging settings" such as performing arts organizations and the military.
Learn more about career opportunities.
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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