B.S. Athletic Training Education
Dahlonega Campus ONLY
The department of Health, Physical Education & Recreation at the University of North Georgia offers a degree in Athletic Training.
- Program Description
- Clinical Rotations
- UNG Board of Certification Exam
- Links / Contact
The Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation at the University of North Georgia offers an Athletic Training major providing a concentrated program of courses designed to prepare students for any career in the profession of athletic training. In addition to the academic curriculum, students gain hands-on experience through a variety of clinical rotations. At the time of graduation, the athletic training student is prepared to take the BOC certification exam.
The Athletic Training Program (ATP) is a Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education accredited program. The ATEP gained accreditation status in the Fall of 2002.
Athletic Training is recognized by the American Medical Association as an allied healthcare profession. The certified athletic trainer (ATC) is a highly-educated and skilled professional specializing in the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of athletic injuries and illness. In cooperation with physicians and other allied health professionals, the ATC functions as an integral member of the athletic healthcare team. The certified athletic trainer can work in a variety of settings: secondary schools, colleges or universities, sports medicine clinics, professional sports, health clubs and industrial settings.
The Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (caATe) has granted UNG re-accreditation until 2017-2018.
The mission of the CAATE-accredited Athletic Training Program at University of North Georgia is to provide quality academic and clinical preparation for individuals pursuing any career in the athletic training profession. Through a program that reflects intellectual engagement, advocacy and service, and evidence based practice; students will become well rounded allied health care professionals.
The Athletic Training Program (ATP) is housed within the College of Education, Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation. The ATP began as an emphasis area in 1998. The Georgia Board of Regents approved the ATP as a major in the Fall of 2001. During the Spring of 2002, the Joint Review Committee on Educational programs in Athletic Training (JRC-AT) conducted a site visit for the program. Fall 2002, the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Educational Programs (CAAHEP) granted accreditation to the Athletic Training Education Program. The Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education has granted UNG re-accreditation until 2017-2018.
- Admission Requirements
- Complete a background check through CertifiedBackground.com (www.CertifiedBackground.com : package code NB13).
- Application for Admission
- Technical Standards Form
- Physical Evaluation Form
- ATP Observational Hours in Athletic Training Form
- ATP Immunization Form
Application materials will be accepted January 11 - 15, 2016. All forms required for admission can be obtained above. Please send completed admission materials to:
College of Education
University of North Georgia
82 College Circle
Dahlonega, GA 30597
ATTN: Lori Brooksher, Admissions
Students in the Athletic Training Program are required to gain experience through various clinical rotations. These rotations are assigned during all four semesters in the ATP. Twenty hours per week are required for successful completion of these rotations. Rotations include, but are not limited to: a rehabilitation clinic, orthopedic clinic, general medicine practice, UNG athletic teams, high school football and additional high school teams. A Preceptor will evaluate student performance two times a semester. A student must achieve a 70% average or better on these evaluations to remain in the ATP.
Bachelors Student BOC Pass Rate
|Fields||2011-2012||2012-2013||2013-2014||2014-2015||2015-2016||3 Yr AGGREGATE|
|Number of students graduating from program.||7||8||8||15||22||46|
|Number of students graduating from program who took examination.||7||8||8||16||23||47|
|Number of students who passed the examination on the first attempt.||7||7||8||11||18||37|
|Percentage of students who passed the examination on the first attempt.||100||88||100||69||78||79|
|Number of students who passed the examination regardless of the number of attempts.||7||8||8||15||21||45|
|Percentage of students who passed the examination regardless of the number of attempts.||100||100||100||94||91||96|
A degree in Athletic Training allows a student to pursue employment in a variety of areas. These include working for college and high school athletic programs, professional sports organizations, rehabilitation clinics, health clubs, recreational sports organizations, and health clubs.