Dear Prospective AT Major:
Thanks for your interest in the Cal State Fullerton Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training major. “Athletic Trainers (ATs) are health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to provide preventative services, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions.” (CAATE, 2017)
Our CAATE-accredited degree program allows graduates to take the national Board of Certification, Inc. (BOC) exam to become a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC). To be a CSUF AT major, students must be a full-time University undergraduate student in good standing. For new or transfer students, the University application period generally opens in early October and closes near the end of November. Check with CSUF Admissions & Records for details and to be certain of your University application.
In addition to University admission, all potential AT majors must complete our distinct Athletic Training Program (ATP) application process. Acceptance to the ATP occurs through a competitive admissions process. ALL Application materials must be delivered to the Program Director by February 1 of each year. Successful candidates become AT majors and begin their clinical rotations in August of the application year. To learn more about athletic training, visit the websites of our professional organization – the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA), the Board of Certification (BOC), or our accrediting agency – the Commission on the Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), as well as explore our website.
Our mission is to mentor our AT majors “…to become exceptional evidence-based healthcare professionals and distinguished athletic trainers.” As such, quality remains our top priority, as evidenced by our exceptional student-preceptor ratio (approximately 1:1) and our students’ (ATS) success on the national board BOC exam. Our first-time BOC pass rate for the previous three years (2013-2016) is 95.5% (21 of 22), while our overall pass-rate is 100.0% (22 of 22). Since our initial accreditation, 94.2% of those completing the major became AT's. Our alumni currently work in various settings including professional sports teams, colleges/universities, high schools, military bases, clinics, hospitals, medical offices, and industrial settings, among others.
Prospective students should carefully explore all the ATP materials, including the Degree Information and the Application Procedures. We recommend that prospective students fully investigate our great profession and the many degree programs across the country. Those who remain interested in Cal State Fullerton are strongly encouraged schedule a time to visit and meet our faculty, staff, and students prior to applying. Feel free to contact us at 714-278-3430 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Application materials, including all the necessary forms are available at Application Materials.
We wish you well in your educational pursuits. Let us know if we can help you in your search for a quality degree program in Athletic Training.