UPCOMING DATES AND INFORMATION SESSION
Interested in learning more about our program? We are more than happy to do one-on-one sessions for students who are interested in learning more about how to become an Athletic Trainer or those that are currently getting ready to apply to the program. Please email [email protected] to request a one-on-one meeting with a faculty member.
Don't forget! Our application decision deadline is approaching on March 1, 2021! Only those applications that are completed by this date will be considered for admission. All application materials must be submitted through the Athletic Training Centralized Application System. Please do not send materials directly to the UTC Graduate School.
ABOUT OUR PROGRAM
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga’s Graduate Athletic Training Program (GATP) prepares students to serve as licensed healthcare professionals in a variety of settings including college/universities, high schools, orthopedic offices, professional sports, industrial and occupational health, and performing arts. The UTC GATP, as the second Masters-level Athletic Training program established in the country, has a rich history among Athletic training education. Our program boasts a strong focus on evidence-based practice and research experience that trains students to utilize skills they’ve learned in their own practice following graduation. The award-winning faculty is always excited to interact with AT students and has an open-door policy to facilitate a community among faculty, preceptors, and students. Our program is truly a family and we strive to create an open, honest atmosphere for our students.
The GATP has had a 100% Board of Certification first-time pass-rate for the past three years (2018-2020) and students have a 98% job placement rate within 3 months of graduating.
The Graduate Athletic Training Program at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC-GATP) is a professional athletic training program, which means that students become eligible to sit for the Board of Certification exam during their final semester of the program. We are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The CAATE is recognized as an accrediting agency by the Council of Higher Education (CHEA). After the comprehensive review for continued program accreditation in 2019, the UTC-GATP was granted the maximum 10-year accreditation. The next comprehensive review is scheduled for 2029.