Total Semester Hours Required for the Degree: 120 semester hours
The program provides students interested in the prevention, care, and evaluation of athletic injuries the necessary course work and clinical experience to qualify to sit for the examination leading to certification by the National Athletic Trainers Association Board of Certification.
Guidelines restrict the number of students who may participate in the Athletic Training program. This number is in direct proportion to the number of “certified” clinical supervisors employed by EIU. Due to this imposed limitation, students are advised that their acceptance into this program is not an assumed right. Students must complete KSS 2130 and 2135 (beginning first semester Freshman year) in order to be considered for acceptance into the Athletic Training Program. All students must meet specific program selection criteria. For specific information go to http://www.eiu.edu/kss/atrain_admission.php
Students must receive a “C” or better in all Kinesiology and Sports Studies courses, BIO 2210 and BIO 2220.
(Athletic Training Professional GPA based on Kinesiology and Sports Studies, Health Promotion, Biological Sciences, Family & Consumer Sciences, Nursing and Psychology courses in this major taken at EIU).