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Overview

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 national exam to earn the athletic trainer credential; in the past three years, our graduates have a 100 percent first-time 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

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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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Admissions

Part 1: Apply to the University of Georgia

Requirements

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.

Part 2: Apply to this program

Requirements

Often, a program will require additional qualifying materials than what is collected by the university office of admissions. A separate application must be completed to your particular program of interest if your major is in high-demand. Check your program's admissions details for more information.

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