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