Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training

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About the Athletic Training Degree

The Athletic Training degree provides students the opportunity to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training. With this degree, a student will have the course content for eligibility to take the Texas Athletic Training Licensing examination. Students may also use content in preparation to apply for an entry-level graduate Athletic Training or other allied health program. Program goals are developed with the expectation students will be able to demonstrate evidence of content knowledge, leadership, communication skills and critical thinking towards employment and engaged citizens.

The Athletic Training Licensing Program (ATLP) is a selective admissions allied-health program. Students successfully completing the 120-hour program, including both didactic and clinical education courses, will receive bachelor of science degrees in athletic training. The ATLP faculty members are dedicated to provide all students with academic and clinical experiences that meet requirements leading towards a career in athletic training in Texas.

The primary goal of the bachelor of science degree in athletic training at WTAMU is to prepare the student in instructional and clinical settings to utilize current and emerging health-care skills for athletic training. The graduate of the B.S in Athletic Training will be able to:

  • Demonstrate specified health-care skills of risk management and injury prevention,
  • Demonstrate of specified health-care skills in knowledge of pathology of injury and illnesses, recognition and evaluation of athletic injuries/problems,
  • Demonstrate specified health-care skills through implementation of acute care, therapeutic modalities, therapeutic exercise,
  • Demonstrate specified health-care knowledge of pharmacology and nutrition as related to athletic performance,
  • Demonstrate knowledge of organizational and administrative skills for operation of athletic facilities,
  • Demonstrate knowledge of educational and counseling skills and knowledge of professional development for athletic trainers, and
  • Obtain credentialing through state licensing or matriculation into a graduate degree program.

Requirements for licensing and/or certification vary from state to state. Our program prepares students towards requirements as identified by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR).  Successful licensing affords the individual to practice only in Texas as a Licensed Athletic Trainer (LAT). This credential is specific to the State of Texas. We do not represent that our programs prepare students for licensing and/or certification in other states.

Program Requirements & Resources

Requirement Resources:

Program Resources:

Athletic Training Didactic Courses  
Didactic Course Work in Other Departments  
Athletic Training Clinical Experience  
Additional Requirements  

Career Opportunities

Athletic trainers provide health care to the physically active through skills in prevention, recognition, care, and management. The diverse skill set of athletic trainers allows for employment with:

  • Sport teams
  • Clinical practices
  • Emerging settings including industrial facilities, military/police/first responders, and performing arts.

See the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Handbook for more industry and career information.

Scholarships & Program Costs

There are numerous scholarships and financial aid programs available to SES Athletic Training degree students. 

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