Welcome to the Athletic Training Program (ATP) at Georgia Southern University.
The Athletic Training major allows you to pursue your interests in athletic training, and in health and human sciences. Gain experience in the classroom, laboratory, and clinical field. Through clinical coursework, you will be exposed to a variety of clinical settings through opportunities with:
· The Southern athletic teams
· Southern recreation and club teams
· Area high school athletic teams
· Orthopedic surgeons
· General medical illness clinics
· Emergency rooms
Because our ATP is certified by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), you will be prepared for entry-level certified athletic training after completing the program. You can immediately apply to the Board of Certification to become a certified trainer. And you leave Georgia Southern with a Bachelor of Science degree.
Our ATP is a three-year professional program. Our Athletic Training majors complete six consecutive semesters of clinical and classroom coursework. This coursework focuses on the allied health profession, and encompasses the prevention, diagnosis, and intervention of emergency, acute, and chronic medical conditions involving impairment, functional limitations, and disabilities. Southern’s Athletic Training major is highly competitive and selective. We accept a limited number of students annually – approximately 20 students. Meeting the criteria for application does not guarantee admission into our ATP. You must successfully complete all application requirements to be a competitive applicant.
Information for Applicants:
· Applications are due on April 1st
· Submit your application to the Undergraduate Athletic Training Program Director
· Applications are accepted during the spring semester each year
Looking for more information about this degree program? Check out Southern’s Athletic Training major curriculum and career outcomes.