Athletic Training Education Program

Athletic Training Major


The mission of the Weber State University Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training Program is to provide a quality educational and research experience for students.  Students are presented with didactic and psychomotor experiences that will prepare them to exercise sound ethical judgment, achieve satisfying careers, and make positive contributions to their communities. In addition, the BSAT program guides the student on the journey to become a lifelong learner through obligatory professional continuing education.

The Department of Athletic Training and Nutrition(ATN) offers an undergraduate program in Athletic Training. The Athletic Training Program at Weber State University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), which enables students to obtain eligibility for the Board of Certification (BOC) examination. The program is specifically designed to prepare students for careers in allied health care. The program will provide students with skills in the prevention, evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries. Athletic trainers are employed in corporations, public schools, physical therapy clinics, universities, professional organizations, the military, factories, and hospitals.

Program Director: Matthew Donahue PhD, LAT, ATC

  • Program Prerequisites: Apply and be accepted to Weber State University. To formally declare Athletic Training as an intended major see ATN advisement coordinator Rachel Brock (See Admission Requirements below).
  • Minor: Not required.
  • Grade Requirements: A cumulative GPA of 2.70 or higher in all courses required for this major. Experiential credit will not be accepted for any Athletic Training major requirements.
  • Credit Hour Requirements: A total of 120 credit hours is required for graduation; 40 of which must be upper division (courses numbered 3000 and above).

Note: Required support courses, professional knowledge courses, and athletic training major courses will not be accepted if older than 10 years.

Board of Certification Exam First time Pass Rates (Updated 8/16):             

  2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 3-year aggregate
Number of students graduating from program 11 19 10 40
Number of students graduating from program who took examination 10 18 10 38
Number of students who passed the examination on the first attempt 10 16 10 36
Percentage of WSU students who passed the examination on the first attempt 100 89 100 95
National First-Time Pass Rate 82.85 80.65 82.71  
Number of students who passed the examination regardless of the number of attempts 10 17 10 37
Percentage of students who passed the examination regardless of the number of attempts 100 94 100 97