Athletic training encompasses the prevention, examination, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of emergent, acute or chronic injuries and medical conditions. Athletic training is recognized by the American Medical Association (AMA), Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as an allied health care profession.
The athletic training professional program is designed to offer the knowledge, skills and experience necessary for a student to become eligible to take the Board of Certification national examination. The program is structured to prepare students for professional practice in athletic training and graduate studies in athletic training.
This program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). Because of the nature of the clinical education portion of the program, the athletic training program is selective, and space is limited.
Important Program Notice
The Commission on Accreditation for Athletic Training Education has mandated that all athletic training programs must result in granting students a Master of Science in Athletic Training. Specifically, according to CAATE, “Baccalaureate programs may not admit, enroll or matriculate students into the athletic training program after the start of the fall term 2022.”
Consequently, the Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training program is no longer available to new students entering the University in Fall 2022. UT is currently working on plans to transition to a Master of Science in Athletic Training. Although you will not be able to enter the BSAT professional program during your sophomore year (Fall 2023), the Master of Science in Athletic Training program will be ready and open for you to apply upon your graduation. Should you want to follow this plan of entry, you can choose to major in either human performance with a concentration in exercise physiology or in allied health.
In addtion, The University of Tampa will not accept currently enrolled students for admittance into the undergraduate athletic training professional program after the Fall 2022 entry point.
Topics of Study
- Health Science
- Medical Terminology
- Human Anatomy and Physiology
- Emergency Care in Athletic Training
- Prevention and Care of Sports Injuries
- Clinical Evaluation and Diagnosis
- Therapeutic Interventions
- Medical and Surgical Issues in Athletic Training
- Health Care Administration and Quality Improvement in Athletic Training
- Applied Kinesiology
- Exercise Testing and Prescription
View UT's online catalog for all required courses.
Athletic Training Student Organization
The mission of the organization shall be to promote and advance the profession of athletic training, encourage education and the exchange of ideas, develop and maintain professional relationships and improve the profession of athletic training at The University of Tampa, the community and beyond.
- National Athletic Trainers' Association
- Board of Certification
- Commission on Accreditation for Athletic Training Education
- Champion Magazine Digital Edition: Athletic Trainers Are a Team's First Line of Defense
- VIDEO: Athletic Training Manifesto
- VIDEO: The Unsung Heroes of Sports Medicine
- VIDEO: Athletic Trainers: Every School Should Have One
- VIDEO: A Day in the Life: Warrior Athletic Training Program
- VIDEO: Concussion Experts: Athletic Trainers and Concussions