Athletic Training Major
What can I do with a degree in Athletic Training?
Certified athletic trainers are medical experts in preventing, recognizing, managing and rehabilitating injuries that result from physical activity. Weber State University's Athletic Training Program (ATP) prepares students to certify as athletic trainers and to work in a variety of settings (e.g. high schools, colleges/universities, physical therapy clinics, physician's offices, corporate settings, professional sports, etc.).
What will I learn in the program?
You will take athletic training classes covering orthopedic assessment, psychology of injury, therapeutic modalities, therapeutic rehabilitation, general medical conditions, emergency care, and athletic training management. Students are instructed in our state-of-the-art, fully equipped athletic training lab and participate in clinical rotations in a wide variety of settings on and off campus. Students gain hands-on experience (clinical hours) each semester, which allows them to practice learned skills on patients under the supervision of a Preceptor. For information on current clinical settings, see http://www.weber.edu/athletictraining/clinicalroations.html
- Bachelor's degree (http://www.weber.edu/athletictraining/undergraduateprograms.html)
- Entry-level Masters degree (http://weber.edu/msat)
- Bachelor of Integrated Studies (BIS) in Sports Medicine
What is the application process?
To enter the Athletic Training Education Program, you must register for Athletic Training 1500 in the fall and apply for admission by the third Wednesday in February. There is a process for transfer students, which allows them to accelerate through the program. Selection into the program is highly competitive, with a maximum of 20 students admitted each year.
Due to the elimination of undergraduate athletic training programs nationwide, the Spring 2018 Semester will be the last semester that applications will be accepted. Students wishing to graduate with a major in athletic training must be admitted via the selection process outlined below and provided an athletic training cohort code no later than the Spring 2018 semester and must begin the professional phase of the program no later than the Fall of 2018; no deferred applicants will be considered.
For more information, see http://weber.edu/athletictraining/undergraduateadmissions.html.