Athletic Training Education Program

Athletic Training Major

BACHELOR'S DEGREE (BS)


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  matthewdonahue@weber.edu

  • 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 rachelbrock@weber.edu. (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:              

 

2012-2013

2013-2014

2014-2015

3-year aggregate

Number of students graduating from program

Number of students
graduating from program

16

11

19

46

Number of students graduating from program who took examination

Number of students
graduating from program
who took examination

15

10

17

42

Number of students who passed the examination on the first attempt

Number of students
who passed the examination
on the first attempt

14

10

15

39

Percentage of WSU students who passed the examination on the first attempt

Percentage of WSU students
who passed the examination
on the first attempt

93.33

100

88

92.8

National First-Time Pass Rate

National First-Time Pass Rate

80.9

82.85

80.65

 

Number of students who passed the examination regardless of the number of attempts

Number of students
who passed the examination
regardless of the
number of attempts

14

10

15

39

Percentage of students who passed the examination regardless of the number of attempts

Percentage of students
who passed the examination
regardless of the number
of attempts

93.33

100

88

92.8