Program Description

Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training

The Bachelor’s of Science in Athletic Training is an allied health degree offered in the Department of Kinesiology and Health, in the College of Education and Human Services. The degree provides an integrated didactic and clinical education program to prepare students for a career as a Board of Certification (BOC) Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC). The program is designed to meet the standards and guidelines of an accredited education program for the athletic trainer, as mandated by Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). 

The Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training is a 93 credit hour professional degree program with an integrated clinical education component. The coursework provides formal instruction aligned with the National Athletic Trainers’ Association educational competencies and clinical proficiencies. The program has an embedded concentration in exercise science. Athletic training students do not need to complete a separate minor or concentration for graduation. Click on the sample academic plan link or university catalog link below for further details.

The concurrent clinical education component provides students a hands-on practical experience. Under the supervision of an athletic trainer (clinical education preceptor), students apply what they learn in the classroom to real-world patient care. Please click the Clinical Education link for more details.

ATEP has limited and selective enrollment. Please see admission requirements and the university catalog for further details.

Sample Academic Plan

NKU ATEP Policy and Procedures Manual

New Clinical Hours Sheet