Pre-Athletic Training Specialization


Athletic Training is an allied health profession for individuals interested in providing prevention, recognition, care, and management to the physically active. Athletic trainers have a diverse skill set allowing employment with sport teams, clinical practices, and emerging settings such as industrial facilities, military/police/first responders, and performing arts.


In Texas, there are currently two educational routes leading to eligibility for credentialing:

  • Completing a bachelor's degree inclusice of requirements for eligibility to sit for the Texas Athletic Training Licensing examination to be credentialed by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.
    • Requirements include coursework in human anatomy, health/nutrition/emergency care, kinesiology or biomechanics, exercise physiology, basic athletic training, advanced athletic training, and therapeutic modalities or rehabilitation along with a minimum og 1,800 apprenticeship hours, orver no less than five academic semesters.
    • Students may complete this at WTAMU; see Athletic Training degree information.
  • Complete requirements of accrediated Master's in Athletic Training Program. 

Students matriculating to a Master’s program must hold a Bachelor’s degree and meet the individual admissions professional program requirements.  Students should consult advisers for proper course selection. Professional school admissions officers make final decisions regarding entrance requirements to their respective schools.

  • See Advising Services Degree Checklist for complete list of course requirements
  • Consult the WTAMU Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training Packet (we recommend you print this)
  • See the WT Catalog - "Athletic Training" for more information

Common Accredited Program Requisite Courses  

Texas Athletic Training Schools

There are 17 universities in Texas that have Accredited Athletic Traing Programs by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE):

Additional Resources

WTAMU Pre-Athletic Training Specialization Adviser

Dr. Lorna Strong
Department of Sports and Exercise Sciences
Office: VHAC 217C
Phone: (806) 651-2382