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Athletic Training

Note to Prospective Students

The Athletic Training program at Florida Southern College has voluntarily withdrawn their accreditation and is no longer admitting students. The date of voluntary withdrawal of accreditation coincides with the graduation of the last cohort in May 2019.

If you are visiting this page as a potential student we encourage you to consider one of our other health-related majors such as Biotechnology, Exercise Science, Healthcare Administration, or Nursing.

Florida Southern College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The program has been placed on Probation as of February 19, 2016 by the CAATE, 6850 Austin Center Blvd., Suite 100, Austin, TX 79731-3101.

On May 20, 2015 the accrediting body for Athletic Training Education programs (known as CAATE) announced a decision to make the masters degree the entry-level professional degree for athletic training professionals. This will not impact current certified athletic trainers, previous graduates of the program, current students, or students who entered the program in fall 2015.

Athletic Training program outcomes and pass rates.

Athletic trainers specialize in preventing, diagnosing, treating injuries and illnesses.

In cooperation with physicians and other allied health personnel, they serve as integral members of an athletic healthcare teams.

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How to Apply

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Your professors include an M.D. and SEC football’s first female athletic trainer.

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Our students intern at places like the NFL and Auburn University.

Opportunities

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We give you plenty of opportunities for collaborative research with faculty.

Admission and Progress Requirements

Pre-professional Admission (First-Year/Transfer Students)

  • Recommended 24 ACT or 1170 SAT (ERW+M) or 1100 SAT (CR_M), with a weighted GPA of 3.25
  • Transfer students. Recommended 3.0 College GPA.
  • Must have current CPR certification.
  • Must understand, meet, and sign the ATP Technical Standards and Communicable Disease Policy.
  • Must have completed a physical examination and show proof of immunizations.

Professional Program Admission

  • May apply for admission after the completion of ATP 1277 and 1278 or approved equivalent
  • Must have an overall 3.0 GPA.
  • Earn a grade of "C" or better in all coursework required by Athletic Training.
  • Successful completion of all required clinical education hours with satisfactory evaluations.
  • Completion of all program requirements and evaluations.
  • Completion of all required education competencies and clinical integration proficiencies
  • Transfer students should have a minimum overall 3.0 GPA and have completed ATP 1277 and 1278 or approved equivalent.

Progress Requirements

  • Athletic Training students must earn a grade of "C" or better in all required courses.
  • Athletic Training students must achieve a minimum overall 3.0 GPA each year and for all remaining semesters.
  • Athletic Training students must maintain current certification in CPR-PR and have yearly instruction in blood borne pathogens and HIPPA.
  • Athletic Training students are to complete all educational competencies and clinical integration proficiencies and pass any required written or practical exams prior to advancing to the next level.
  • Athletic Training students must complete all program requirements and evaluations
  • Athletic Training students must successfully complete all required clinical education hours with satisfactory evaluations.

It is recommended that athletic training students join the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) and athletic training students in the professional program obtain personal liability insurance.

Special Requirements

Students are required to take an athletic training practicum class each semester which includes clinical education experiences at Florida Southern College and off-campus sites. Each athletic training student is responsible for obtaining transportation to the off-campus sites. It is recommended that athletic training students join the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA). A program fee of $100.00 will be charged each semester for all athletic training majors to cover the cost of ATrack, liability insurance, uniforms, first responder supplies, CPR cards, etc.

Course Information

After the Financial Aid Office has received your application, you will receive instructions on what information is still needed to complete your file.

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