Athletic Training Program

photo of a woman helping stretch an athlete's arm.The Athletic Training Program (ATP) prepares students for a career as an athletic trainer, an allied health care professional that specializes in the prevention, assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation of injuries and illnesses to athletes and those engaged in physical activity. This major is also appropriate for students interested in continuing their education in general medicine, sports medicine, physical therapy, occupational therapy, or other allied health care professions. Students interested in Athletic Training must complete specific prerequisites and a separate application for admission to the major. This major is highly competitive with an enrollment limit of 60 students. The Athletic Training Program is accredited by (CAATE).

Program Prerequisites

All students who are interested in the Athletic Training major must complete the Directed Observation Program, as well as the following courses in order to be eligible to apply to the program.

  • KIN 219K: Introduction to Athletic Training (offered in Spring only)
  • KIN 312: Care and Prevention of Athletic Injury
  • KIN 324K: Applied Human Anatomy
  • CC 306M: Introduction to Medical and Scientific Terminology

In order to participate in the Directed Observation Program as required in the prerequisites, students must attend one of the following meetings:

Date Location
August 29, 2016 7:00 AM in BEL 404A
October 3, 2016 7:00 AM in BEL 404A
November 7, 2016 7:00 AM in BEL 404A
November 14, 2016 7:00 AM in BEL 404A
December 5, 2016 7:00 AM in BEL 404A
January 20, 2017 7:00 AM in BEL 404A

*January 20th is the last Direct Observation (DO) meeting of the year. Completion of the prerequisites does not guarantee acceptance to the program.

Program Application

The program application packet can be found on the ATP Website.

Degree plans and Four-Year Guides

Available Catalogs

photo of a woman wrapping an athlete's foot with gauze.

Graduate in Four Years

G4 is a web-based tool that is designed to assist with completing a bachelor’s degree in the College of Education in four years. This system is used to help students make decisions about planning their schedules by allowing them to forecast the impact of course completion on graduation. The ability to make informed planning and scheduling decisions will assist students in tracking their pace for completing their degree when meeting with Advisors.

The G4 system is not a replacement for academic advising or the degree audit instead, it should complement both of these resources. Any questions, comments, or concerns about G4 can be sent to coe_info@utexas.edu

Certification information:

For certification information, please visit the CAATE Website.

For more information about ATP, visit the Athletic Training Website.