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Athletic Training



"Admissions for Athletic Training Clinicals is once per year.Deadline for submitting applications is November 15th of each year. If November the 15th falls on a weekend/holiday, the deadline will be the first school day following November 15th. Applications to be submitted to any
Athletic Training faculty member. "


Program Overview

Athletic Training is an allied healthcare profession which focuses on collaboration with physicians to optimize activity and participation of physically active individuals. We offer a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training degree upon completion of the entry-level Athletic Training Education Program (AT program). The AT program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CaATe). The program consists of four years of concentrated academic study including two and one half years of clinical education experience. Students must formally apply and be accepted into the AT program to begin clinical educational experiences and continue as an Athletic Training major (see Admission Requirements link below). Our program is designed to offer a curriculum that covers knowledge and skills in prevention, diagnosis, and intervention of emergency, acute, and chronic medical conditions involving impairment, functional limitations, and disabilities. During the final year of the AT program, students apply to become eligible candidates for the Athletic Training National Board of Certification (BOC) exam. Students must successfully pass the BOC exam in order to earn the title of Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC). Following certification students must obtain athletic training certification through the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners to practice as an Athletic Trainer.

For more information about athletic training visit the following link:
Athletic Training vs. Personal Training

For more information about Accreditation or to search for Accredited Programs visit:  http://www.caate.net
Program Mission

The program's mission is to provide an active learning environment for students. Athletic Training encompasses several core content areas: Evidence Based Practice, Prevention and Health Promotion, Clinical Examination and Diagnosis, Acute Care of Injuries and Illnesses, Therapeutic Interventions, Psychosocial Strategies and Referral, Healthcare Administration, and Professional Development and Responsibility. Through didactic and clinical experience, students will master the knowledge and clinical competencies related to the core content areas on the path to a successful career as a Certified Athletic Trainer.  In addition to the core content, the AT program goals and objectives are to:
  • prepare students to pass the BOC Exam
  • develop critical thinking skills in students
  • develop decision making skills in students
  • instill the value of professionalism in students
  • develop effective communication skills in students
  • promote involvement of students in professional associations and community service
  • facilitate students' efforts in securing a position in graduate school or in an athletic training setting
The provided link includes BOC exam performance for the
most recent three test cycles. 

University of Louisiana at Lafayette BOC examination aggregate data

More Information :


For further information, contact
Samar McCann, MSEd, ATC (sxm0437@ louisiana.edu)
Interim Program Director, Athletic Training
Bourgeois Hall Rm 137-A,
Phone 337-482-6279

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