The Athletic Training Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).
The Athletic Training Program is designed to prepare students for opportunities in the athletic training profession. Students will explore the five domains of athletic training which include:
- Injury/Illness Prevention and Wellness Protection
- Clinical Evaluation and Diagnosis
- Immediate and Emergency Care
- Treatment and Rehabilitation
- Organization and Professional Health and Well-being
Our philosophy is to incorporate practical hands on experience with an intensive educational curriculum containing the necessary competencies and proficiencies established by the NATA Education Council
. Students enroll in major courses early in the program to create a strong foundation to master upper level competencies and to strengthen and refine clinical skills.
Athletic Training Curriculum Requirements
Board of Certification Examination Results
BOC pass rates are above the national average. BOC results 2010-2012 (pdf).
Careers: The following career opportunities are available to the certified athletic trainer.
Requirements for the Athletic Training Program are as follows:
- High Schools
- Colleges and Universities
- Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics
- Corporate and Industrial Health Programs
- Health and Conditioning Facilities
- Athletic Training Curriculum Programs
- Professional Athletic Organizations
A. SAT Scores
A combined score of at least 1050 is required.
B. Promotion and Graduation
Students must achieve a "C+" (77) or better in all athletic training courses and sciences. Courses can only be repeated once. Students must also have a 2.5 GPA at the beginning of their junior year to be promoted and graduated from Endicott College. At selected points in the program, students must pass a comprehensive examination to continue in the major.
Endicott College Catalog
C. Clinical Sites
The Chair of Athletic Training places students in formal clinical sites. Students gain a variety of clinical experiences under the direct supervision of Endicott's certified athletic training staff and through placements at our formal affiliations with high schools, colleges, rehabilitation facilities, and sports medicine clinics. Please click on the link below for a description of internship and clinical education course objectives.
Internship/Clinical Experience Objectives (pdf)
D. Transportation to Clinical Sites
Students are responsible for their own transportation to clinical sites.
E. Transfer Students (from another athletic training program)
Transfer students from another college must present a course description of each athletic training course taken and a transcript from the previous program for evaluation by the Athletic Training Curriculum Committee. A grade of "C+" or better is required for transfer credit to be considered for all Athletic Training courses and science courses.
F. Technical Standards
In order to register for classes and before you can be officially enrolled in the athletic training program, you must sign the form that states that you meet the technical standards for the Athletic Training program, which is required by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The Technical Standards form is included in the Athletic Training Student Manual and can be obtained by clicking on the link below.
Technical Standards Form (pdf)
G. Full-time Status
All students in the Bachelor degree Athletic Training program must be enrolled as full-time students.
The Athletic Training Program meets all eligibility requirements to sit for the Board of Certification Examination.
Upon completion of the Athletic Training program, graduates will be able to:
- Demonstrate the application and mastery of clinical skills and proficiencies.
- Communicate effectively in a clinical setting.
- Communicate effectively in a written form within the conventions of the Athletic Training discipline.
- Demonstrate the critical inquiry and analysis skills needed to engage constructively in intellectual discourse within the discipline of Athletic Training.
For more information, please contact:
Dr. Deborah Swanton
Dean - School of Sport Science and Fitness Studies