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B.S. Athletic Training Education

Dahlonega Campus ONLY

The Department of Kinesiology at the University of North Georgia offers a degree in Athletic Training.

Program Information

The Department of Kinesiology at the University of North Georgia offers an Athletic Training degree providing a concentrated program of courses designed to prepare students for any career in the profession of athletic training. 

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.

In addition to the high-quality academic curriculum, students gain practical experience through a variety of clinical rotations.  At the time of program completion, the athletic training student is prepared to take the Board of Certification (BOC) exam for athletic trainers. 

The Athletic Training Program (ATP) is housed within the College of Education's Department of Kinesiology.

This program is accredited by the Comission on Accreditation of Athletic Training EducationAthletic 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 including, but not limited to, secondary schools, colleges or universities, sports medicine clinics, professional sports, health clubs, and industrial settings.

The ATP began as an emphasis area in 1998, and 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., and in the fall of 2002, the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Educational Programs (CAAHEP) granted accreditation to the Athletic Training Program. The Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education has granted UNG re-accreditation until 2017-2018.

In response to recommendations set forth by the Athletic Training Strategic Alliance (ATSA), the University of North Georgia has made the decision to transition our undergraduate baccalaureate Athletic Training degree (BSAT) to a graduate master’s level degree (MSAT). As a result, UNG has accepted its last undergraduate cohort, which will graduate in 2019. Once we receive approval from the Board of Regents and the Commission on Accreditation for Athletic Training Education (CAATE), we will begin the application process for the MSAT.

Admissions

Addendum to the 2011-2012 Undergraduate Bulletin for the Athletic Training Program

Application materials for the undergraduate degree are no longer being accepted. 

In response to recommendations set forth by the Athletic Training Strategic Alliance (ATSA), the University of North Georgia has made the decision to transition our undergraduate baccalaureate Athletic Training degree (BSAT) to a graduate master’s level degree (MSAT). As a result, UNG has accepted its last undergraduate cohort, which will graduate in 2019. Once we receive approval from the Board of Regents and the Commission on Accreditation for Athletic Training Education (CAATE), we will begin the application process for the MSAT.

Clinical Rotations

Students in the Athletic Training Program are required to gain experience through various clinical rotations. These rotations are assigned during all 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 twice per semester. A student must achieve a 70% average or better on these evaluations to remain in the ATP.

ATP Statistics

Bachelors Student BOC Pass Rate

Number of students graduating from program.788152246
Fields 2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 3 Yr AGGREGATE
Number of students graduating from program. 7 8 8 16 24 19 59
Number of students graduating from program who took examination. 7 8 8 16 23 17 56
Number of students who passed the examination on the first attempt. 7 7 8 11 18 14 43
Percentage of students who passed the examination regardless of the number of attempts. 100 88 100 69 78 82 77
Number of students who passed the examination regardless of the number of attempts. 7 8 8 16 21 15 52
Percentage of students who passed the examination regardless of the number of attempts. 100 100 100 100 91 88 93
Careers

A degree in Athletic Training allows graduates to pursue employment in a variety of areas.  These areas include working with college and high-school athletic programs, professional sports organizations, rehabilitation clinics, health clubs, recreational sports organizations, industrial settings, and sports medicine clinics.

Links / Contact

Links

Program Contact

Jessica Dysart  Miles, MAE, ATC/L, Athletic Training education Program Coordinator

Phone: 706.864.1875
Jessica.Miles@ung.edu

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