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Students working toward a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Athletic Training will achieve a comprehensive understanding of sports-related injuries, from diagnosis to rehabilitation and prevention. You will receive academic course work combined with practical hands-on experience under the supervision of nationally-certified and state-licensed athletic trainers.

The Athletic Training Education is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) and meets all requirements for students who successfully complete the program to earn their state license for athletic training. 

Careers for B.S. in Athletic Training Majors:

Once you earn your degree, you can start a career in many fields, including: 

  • Hospital emergency departments
  • Intercollegiate athletics
  • Law enforcement and military
  • Occupational and industrial settings
  • Performing arts
  • Physician offices
  • Professional sports
  • Secondary schools
  • Sports medicine clinics

Degree Requirements

  • Complete at least 120 semester credit hours for the BS degree. At least 30 semester credit hours must be completed at UTPB. and at least 24 of the last 30 must be taken at U.T.P.B. 
  • Earn at least a C grade in ALL Kinesiology courses. Maintain at least a GPA of 2.0 or C in all courses applicable toward the degree in Kinesiology.
  • Earn at least a C grade in BIOL 1306/BIOL 1106 and BIOL 1307/BIOL 1107.

B.S. in Athletic Training Requirements 

  • At least 48  semester credit hours must be taken at the upper level.
  • Students majoring in Athletic Training are required to complete a Biology minor, which usually consists of 18 semester credit hours
  • Demonstrated competence in 3 forms of movement is required of all Athletic Training majors. Options include taking the three courses (KINE 1115, KINE 1156, KINE 1159), participating in intercollegiate or professional athletics, and possessing a current official’s rating in the course content area.

Program Costs

Students accepted into the professional phase of the program will be required to pay additional expenses to participate in the program. Those costs include:

  • Professional Rescuer CPR/AED, Blood Borne Pathogen, Oxy. Training - $ 35 (annually)
  • NATA Student Membership - $75 (annually)
  • Background Checks - $25-$50
  • Clinical Practicum Travel Expenses - Fuel $100–$200 (per semester) *estimated
  • TB test - $30–$50
  • Program uniform clothing - Pants and Shorts ($35–$55 per item), T-Shirts ($10 per item)