The Certified Athletic Trainer is a highly educated and skilled professional specializing in athletic health care. A certified athletic trainer's duties include the prevention, clinical evaluation and diagnosis, immediate care, treatment, rehabilitation and reconditioning of injuries caused during physical activity or athletics.
The Athletic Training Program (ATP) requires a minimum of two years of clinical education experience constituting from five to 20 clock hours per week.
The Department of Kinesiology offers students the opportunity to specialize in the Allied Health Profession of Athletic Training. Unlike other universities where you can major in athletic training and receive a general Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree, at Texas Wesleyan, you can earn a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training (BSAT) degree. Upon completion of the BSAT degree, the graduate will be qualified to take the State of Texas Athletic Trainers Advisory Board Licensure Examination and the Board of Certification for Athletic Trainers (BOC) Certification Examination.
This Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), 6836 Austin Center Blvd, Suite 250, Austin, TX 78731-3193 (512) 733-9700.
Students are admitted to the program according to University policies as well as regulations set forth by the Board of Certification (BOC) for the Athletic Trainer and the Texas Department of Health Advisory Board of Athletic Trainers. The Athletic Training Program (ATP) requires a minimum of two years of clinical experience constituting 40 to 300 clock hours per semester.
Although this program does not provide all of the necessary prerequisites for medical, physical therapy, or occupational therapy school, students interested in these other avenues of sports medicine will be provided with early hands-on experience in preparation for upcoming post baccalaureate programs.
Department of Kinesiology
Location: Sid Richardson Bldg
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm