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.
However, the decision by CAATE to move to the masters as the entry level professional degree, along with other accreditation-related requirements, has led the College to the decision that it would be beneficial to take time to examine these changes and the implications for our Athletic Training major.
While we examine what these new developments mean, we believe it is best not to accept additional students into the program who are not currently enrolled at Florida Southern College. Therefore, Florida Southern has temporarily stopped accepting applications to its Athletic Training Education major.
If you are visiting this page as a potential student we encourage you to consider one of our other health-related majors such as Exercise Science, Biotechnology, Healthcare Administration, or Nursing.
The College has had some excellent outcomes in terms of internships and job placements in Athletic Training. We simply feel it is important, in light of recent CAATE decisions, to suspend entry into the program while we examine what these new developments mean for the College’s Athletic Training Education program.
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.
Athletic Training program outcomes and pass rates.