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Department of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation

Athletic Training Program

Athletic Training at Work

The ESU Athletic Training Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), 6835 Austin Center Blvd, Suite 250, Austin, TX 78731-3101.




# Graduates

# Graduates taking BOC exam

# Graduates passing on first attempt

First-attempt pass rate on BOC exam

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Emporia State University three year aggregate first-time pass rate = 66.67%




Athletic Training Program Mission and Outcomes


Prospective Student Information

In order to be accepted into the Athletic Training Program, the students must apply and be admitted to the program. See the requirements for the AT program listed below.

Pre-Professional Phase, Phase I
Students interested in pursuing the major of Athletic Training must meet the admission requirements for Emporia State University to enter Phase I. Classroom instruction, clinical observation, and directed clinical experiences formulate the pre-requisites for admission to Phase II. The primary purpose of the Phase I program is to help students gain insight, knowledge, responsibility, and understanding of the athletic trainer’s role. During Phase I, students are provided the information and opportunity necessary to determine if they wish to continue with athletic training education. The student must have completed (or be in progress) HL 150, HL 155, PY 100, and GB 140/141. Students must also take either CH 120/121 or CH 123/124, however, students needing more than one semester of Chemistry for post-bachelor's degrees (e.g. Physical Therapy) should enroll in Chemistry I with lab in order to be ready for Chemistry II.  Prerequisite courses should be completed with a cumulative GPA of a B- (2.7) or better and a minimum grade of a C in PE 271 and 272.

Phase I Application - Applications are due by August 1st of the first academic attendance year

Professional Phase, Phase II
Phase II, the Professional Program, requires three years of study. Theoretical concepts and skills related to athletic training are presented in classroom, clinical, and field experiences. Completion of the Professional Program enables students to take the BOC examination. Once students have completed the prerequisite coursework in the Pre-Professional Phase, made application to the Professional Phase (Phase II) and are accepted into Phase II, then the student is admitted into Phase II. Students typically apply to the AT Program during the Spring semester of the Freshman year. Transfer students must apply in the spring semester prior to transferring.

Phase II Application - Applications are due by March 1st of the Spring semester prior to beginning the professional phase.

Policies and Documents - Additional application material

Clinical Education Information

Sample Course Sequence - See Example

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