The mission of the Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP) is to provide college freshmen and sophomores with the tools necessary to successfully transfer into a four-year CAATE-accredited athletic training curriculum program. Students have the opportunity to complete prerequisite courses and gain valuable hands-on clinical and field experience, beginning with the first semester on campus.
Students in the ATEP are enrolled in the AA program. In addition to general education classes, students will take classes that are prerequisites to CAATE-accredited Athletic Training programs at four-year institutions. These courses include, but are not limited to:
Students in the ATEP are given the opportunity to work directly with a variety of college level athletes, assessing and managing injuries that occur on the field of play, under the supervision of a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC). Athletic training students may be responsible for:
Students are also given opportunities to continue the on-field care given to injured athletes into the clinic. They are able to follow an athlete's progress from time of injury during activity through sport specific rehabilitation, to clinical discharge and full return to competition. In the clinic, students may be responsible for: