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Athletic Training Program

Stronger, Faster, Better

The UT Permian Basin Athletic Training Program teaches an array of valuable skills for working with injuries and medical conditions, such as prevention of injuries and illnesses, diagnosis and immediate care, and rehabilitation for return-to-play or work. Career options go well beyond sports fields. Your opportunities are vast as the athletic training career is quite versatile. 

What can I do with an athletic training degree?

Earning an Athletic Training degree can set you up for a variety of careers. You can work in preventative services, professional athletics, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, high school and intercollegiate athletics, therapeutic intervention, and rehabilitation.

In Texas, athletic trainers have Licensure and Certification options.

The Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training degree is a Texas licensure program, preparing students for the Texas Department of Licensing and Registration Athletic Training Licensure Exam.

The Master of Science in Athletic Training degree (seeking CAATE accreditation) prepares students to sit for the Board of Certification Exam to earn their Certification and seek licensure in any state.

Accreditation status

Masters of Science in Athletic Training

The University of Texas Permian Basin is currently seeking accreditation for their new Athletic Training program and is not accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The institution will be submitting a self-study to begin the accreditation process on July 1, 2023. Submission of the self-study and completion of a site visit does not guarantee that the program will become accredited. Students that graduate from the program prior to accreditation WILL NOT be eligible to sit for the credentialing examination for athletic trainers and will not be eligible for licensure in most states.

Athletic Training Strategic Alliance

The Athletic Training Strategic Alliance is made of up the leading organizations BOC, CAATE, NATA and NATA Foundation. The Alliance has been actively engaged in a critical examination of what the appropriate professional degree level should be to best prepare athletic trainers for an integral role in the evolving health care system. The decision was made, with the best interest for the profession in mind, to elevate the degree required for certification to a Master’s level degree.