Athletic Training Major
B.S. in Athletic Training
The mission of the athletic training major, or Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP), at the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences is to provide students with the educational foundation and clinical experiences in athletic training necessary to pass the Board of Certification examination and become competent allied health professionals.
Athletic training students embark on an exciting career in a sport-related allied health profession. The ATEP is an intensive, challenging, and rewarding four-year program. It requires passion, dedication, and commitment from its students in order to achieve professional goals. Clinical experiences complement coursework, and athletic training students gain hands-on experience in the health care of physically active individuals through physical therapy clinics, universities, high schools, and professional venues. The NSU Athletic Training/Sports Medicine department serves as one of many sites for athletic training students' clinical experience. Its certified athletic trainers (ATCs) work closely with the ATEP as approved clinical instructors.
The ATEP is accredited from the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). Students will graduate with a bachelor's degree in athletic training and be eligible to sit for the Board of Certification (BOC) examination. The examination tests for knowledge and skill in six major domains: (1) prevention of athletic injuries; (2) recognition, evaluation, and assessment of injuries; (3) immediate care of injuries; (4) treatment, rehabilitation, and reconditioning, (5) organization and administration; and (6) professional development and responsibility.
The athletic training major is offered during the day on NSU’s main campus.
- Why Choose the Athletic Training Major - Message from the Chair
- Career Opportunities
- Pre-Athletic Training Program
- Program Goals
- Program Faculty
- Program Accreditation
- Clinical Experience
- Tuition and Additional Program Expenses
- Athletic Training Major Brochure
Consider Selecting a Minor
Pursuing a minor can deepen your knowledge in a discipline related to your major or enable you to explore a field outside your major area of study and diversify your skills. Speak with a faculty member in your program to determine which minor(s) can support your academic, professional, and personal goals.
Dual Admission Option
Are you planning to pursue a master's or doctoral degree in a related field of study? Consider NSU's Dual Admission Program, which enables qualified undergraduates at the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences to secure early acceptance into one of the university's competitive graduate and professional degree programs.