Bachelor of Science Athletic Training
In keeping with Cal U's mission of building the character and career of students, the Athletic Training education program educates clinically competent, entry-level athletic trainers who are capable of serving the community in a variety of employment settings.
Our comprehensive curriculum encompasses didactic and clinical instruction with a special emphasis on the use of technology in the daily practice of Athletic Training.
In addition, we strive to produce entry-level athletic trainers who exhibit professionalism and the University's core values of Integrity, Civility and Responsibility, appreciate continuing education and are consumers of research.
The program has been awarded continuing accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education through 2019-2020. We look forward to delivering the same quality Athletic Training education that Cal U has provided over the past 25 years.
The Board of Certification (BOC) is the governing agency that establishes and grants credentials to certified athletic trainers. To be granted the credentials ATC, students must graduate from a CAATE approved program and pass the BOC exam.
California's first time pass rate:
Class of 2010 - 42.9%
Class of 2011 - 72.2%
Class of 2012 - 69.2%
Three Year Average: 61.4%
Athletic Training Education Program Highlights:
- State-of-the-art facilities and equipment, including a SwimEx therapy pool, a Cybex rehabilitation area, and the latest in modalities and therapeutic exercise equipment.
- Excellent reputation in athletic training circles.
- Specialized coursework in injury evaluation taught by a board certified sports medicine physician. Other allied health professionals involved with the program include nurses, nurse practitioners, family medicine physicians, paramedics, physical therapists, occupational therapists, exercise physiologists, dentists and more.
- National Academy of Sports Medicine coursework to become certified as a performance enhancement specialist (PES).
For more information or to schedule a tour and a meeting with the program director, contact:
Professor Michael Meyer PhD, LAT, ATC
Athletic Training Program Director
Department of Health Science
California University of Pennsylvania
California, PA 15419