The ATEP is a limited enrollment program, consisting of a two-year, non-thesis curriculum. To graduate in two-years, students must have already completed specific coursework prior to starting the program. Failing to complete all of the coursework prior to starting the program may extend the course of study to three years. These requirements must be fulfilled for program completion and to take the BOC exam.
The six required courses are listed below. Click on the course title for a list of required content.
- Anatomy & Physiology (8 hrs preferred, 4hr mixed course minimum)
- Physiology of Exercise
- General Psychology (Sports Psychology/Sociology is acceptable)
- Personal Health & Wellness
*CPR/First Aid: Certification may or may not involve a university-sponsored course. Online courses are not accepted; we will accept only courses that include both psychomotor and didactic instruction and evaluation.
The GATEP-Director will formally review all required coursework to determine if there are any deficiencies. Students MUST submit course descriptions. No student will be accepted into the program before they have submitted the required course descriptions. The GATEP Director reserves the right to request course syllabi for greater confirmation about course content. The GATEP Director will notify the student of any deficiencies before the student begins the curriculum. It is imperative that the students have the equivalent of the required courses in order to satisfy the athletic training educational competencies set forth by the NATA.
A student may be considered for conditional admission to the program if he/she fails to meet any of the requirements outlined above, pending completion of the deficiencies. At the very minimum, First-Aid and CPR, Anatomy and Physiology, and Physiology of Exercise must be completed before an applicant can be considered for program admission.