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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.

Graduates take the Board of Certification (BOC) national exam to earn the athletic trainer credential; our 2017 graduates had a 95% 1st time pass rate on the BOC exam and over the past three years, our graduates have a 93.7% percent first-time pass rate and a 96% overall pass rate.

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 dual major with Exercise and Sport Science

Deadline to Apply

Third Friday in January

Friday January 19, 2018 by 5:00 p.m.

Accreditation Information

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

Faculty and 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.

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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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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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.

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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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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

Once students have completed their core work and pre-requisite courses, they may apply to the Athletic Training program. Applications are due the third Friday in January each year. Accepted students then begin in the program during the next fall semester.

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
  • CHEM1212/L must be completed or in progress
  • Must be currently CPR certified (a copy of the current card is required)

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%

Next Application Deadline

  • Friday January 19, 2018 by 5:00 p.m.

Returning Applicants

Completed application due:
Third Friday in January

Friday January 19, 2018 by 5:00 p.m.

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