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Our nationally recognized and accredited program in athletic training prepares you to become a certified athletic trainer through extensive clinical experience, lab work, and hands-on classroom learning.

Program Highlights

  1. Includes clinical experiences all four semesters
  2. Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education
  3. Prepares for the national Certified Athletic Trainer exam
  4. Optional double major with Exercise and Sport Science

Accreditation Information

The BSEd in Athletic Training is a CAATE-accredited program.

Program Outcomes

Student Admission / Retention 2016–2017 2017–2018 2018–2019 Last 3 Year Aggregate
Number of students admitted to the progam 21 25 27 73
Number of students continuing in the program from year 1 to year 2 21 25 27 73
Percentage of students who continued from year 1 to year 2 100% 100% 100% 100%
Number of students graduating from program 21 25 22 68
Percentage of students who were admitted and graduated from the program 100% 100% 96% 99%
BOC Exammination Results 2016–2017 2017–2018 2018–2019 Last 3 Year Aggregate
Number of students graduating from program who took the examination 21 23 22 66
Number of students who passed the examination on the first attempt 20 20 22 62
Percentage of students who passed the examination on the first attempt 95% 87% 100% 94%
Number of students who passed the examination regardless of the number of attempts 21 23 22 66
Percentage of students who passed the examination regardless of the number of attempts 100% 100% 100% 100%
Graduate Placement 2016–2017 2017–2018 2018–2019 Last 3 Year Aggregate
Number of graduates employed as an Athletic Trainer 12 17 15 43
Percentage of graduate employment / placement rate 57.00% 68.00% 68.00% 64.33%
Number of graduates employed in a position other than as an Athletic Trainer 1 0 2 3
Percentage of graduates employed in a position other than as an Athletic Trainer 5.00% 0.00% 9.00% 4.67%
Number of graduates not fully employed 8 6 5 19
Percentage of gradutes not fully employed 38.00% 24.00% 23.00% 28.33%
Number of graduates not employed, or not enrolled in a graduate degree 2 3 1 6
Number of grduates continuing their education at the graduate level 14 14 12 40

Curriculum

This major, restricted to students in their junior and senior years, focuses on the care and prevention of athletic injuries and the latest information and trends in sports medicine.

You also have the option to pursue credentials in emergency medicine as well as a double major with exercise and sport science.

Our rigorous, nationally accredited program offers:

  • Up to 25 hours of experience each week throughout all four semesters working with UGA varsity sports, high school sports programs, physical therapy clinics, and other clinical sites
  • The opportunity to work with a variety of professionals in the field
  • Access to state-of-the-art therapeutic equipment and medical facilities

You will take 58 hours of coursework over the two years, including extensive practicum experiences and coursework topics in:

  • Orthopedic and medical evaluation
  • Orthopedic rehabilitation
  • Emergency care
  • Injury prevention and risk management
  • Exercise science

Our program offers small class sizes with faculty who are nationally recognized experts in emergency management and on-field care, joint injury, concussions, and heat illness.

You will have the opportunity to engage in research projects in those and other areas as well as observe surgery and other work by our sports medicine team of physicians, surgeons, and other providers.

Additional Fees

Students enrolled in the athletic training program will be required to provide their own transportation to and from clinical education sites. The cost of this varies from individual to individual.

Additionally, students will be required to pay lab fees associated with any Athletic Training Courses. Lab fees are typically $35.00 and apply to KINS 2100L, KINS 2470L, KINS 3910L, KINS 3920L, KINS 4910L, and KINS 4920L.

Admissions

Part 1: Apply to the University of Georgia

The UGA Office of Undergraduate Admissions oversees the application process required for the university. Therefore, a student must be accepted to UGA before entering a College of Education program.

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Part 2: Apply to the BSEd in Athletic Training

Students must first be accepted into the University of Georgia before applying to the College of Education's Athletic Training major. Please note the final application cycle for this program will be in January 2019.

Eligible UGA students who meet the entrance requirements below may apply to the Athletic Training program. Applications are due the third Friday in January each year. Accepted students then begin in the program with an online course during the month of July.

Entrance requirements for the program are as follows:

  • Minimum overall GPA of 2.5
  • Area IV prerequisite courses completed (or in progress) with a C or better (CBIO2200/L, CBIO2210/L, PHYS1111/L, KINS2010, KINS2100/L, and KINS2470L)
  • Essay: summary of background related to AT, your career goals, and how your admission to the major will assist you in achieving your career goals
  • Two Admissions Reference Forms

Interviews will be offered to those candidates who show promise for a career in AT.

Scoring of application

  • Core areas I-III GPA: 10%
  • Core area IV GPA: 60%
  • KINS2100/L GPA: 10%
  • Essay and Interview: 20%

Deadline to Apply

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Meet Your Advisor

Meet Your Advisor

All undergraduate students at UGA meet with an academic advisor each semester. This meeting is critical to a student's success as a chance to discuss courses and electives, certification criteria, and general graduation requirements.

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Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition and Financial Aid

Almost all in-state students begin their studies at UGA paying limited tuition or fees. Please note that these amounts are subject to change and are meant to give prospective students an idea of the costs associated with a degree at the University of Georgia College of Education.

Students may qualify for a variety of assistantships, scholarships, and other financial awards to help offset the cost of tuition, housing, and other expenses.

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Student Life

Student Life

In addition to spending a maymester in Taiwan studying traditional Chinese medicine and combat sports such as judo and tae kwon do, you can participate in faculty research projects on concussions, heat illnesses, joint injury biomechanics, and exercise physiology.

You may also participate in state and regional professional meetings and join the Athletic Training Student Club, where you can take part in social and philanthropic events, networking, and research presentations.

See for yourself how much UGA College of Education has to offer! Schedule a tour of campus to learn more about the UGA student experience.

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Faculty and Staff

Bud Cooper

  • Clinical Professor and Clinical Education Coordinator

Jill Manners

  • Clinical Assistant Professor and Athletic Training Program Director

Julianne D. Schmidt

  • Associate Professor