Thank you for your interest in the Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training Program at the University of Central Florida. We’re pleased you are considering the exciting and challenging career of athletic training.
The AT Program is designed to enable students to demonstrate, in the classroom and during clinical rotations, that they have achieved levels of comprehension, competency and proficiency expected of entry-level athletic trainers. UCF is committed to the idea that professional education requires sound academic preparation that is enriched by clinical experiences.
Program faculty believe in providing students with enriching educational experiences that foster personal growth, communication skills, critical thinking skills and professional ethics. By combining excellence in teaching, the latest technologies available in education and outstanding clinical site affiliations, graduates of the program are fully prepared to take and pass the comprehensive Board of Certification (BOC) exam and start their careers as athletic trainers.
The program’s classroom component is divided into several areas of study: foundational science courses, athletic training theory and practice, and clinical science. The information is presented in a prescribed sequence of courses.
Each course identifies specific objectives to be met. The courses are designed to expose students to information through multiple didactic, laboratory and clinical experiences.These courses incorporate the content required to establish the foundational behaviors of professional practice and the content set forth by the 5th Edition of the Athletic Training Educational Competencies.
All students are required to complete the curriculum in the established sequence of course
The purpose of clinical education is to provide athletic training students with the opportunity to:
- develop their knowledge, skills and attitudes in direct care of athletic injuries
- establish the foundational behaviors of professional practice
- understand the medical delivery system in a variety of settings
- understand the legal and ethical aspects of practicing athletic training