Athletic training is a health care profession that deals with the prevention, evaluation, emergency care and rehabilitation of athletic injuries. The athletic training major is designed to offer the knowledge, skills, and experience necessary for a student to become eligible to take the Board of Certification national examination.
The program is structured to prepare students for entry-level athletic training positions and graduate studies in athletic training. This program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). Because of the nature of the clinical education portion of the program, the athletic training program is selective, and space is limited.
Topics of Study
Human Anatomy and Physiology
Emergency Medical Response
Prevention and Care of Sports Injuries
Medical and Surgical Aspects
Human Development and Motor Learning
Exercise Testing and Prescription
The mission of The University of Tampa Athletic Training Program is to educate and challenge dedicated students through rigorous academic and clinical experiences focusing on traditional settings to develop excellence in the care of athletic injuries.
Furthermore, our mission is to provide personalized education to diverse learners through a wide variety of individualized clinical opportunities throughout their undergraduate education.
Finally, our goal is to develop responsible, capable, involved professionals with a belief in excellence and lifelong learning in their lives and careers.
Program Goals and Objectives
When students complete The University of Tampa Athletic Training Program, they should be able to synthesize the cognitive knowledge from program coursework and demonstrate acquisition of athletic training specific knowledge and skills defined by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).
Students will achieve a minimum of a BC to demonstrate successful acquisition of the required knowledge in the designated athletic training courses.
Students will demonstrate successful acquisition of athletic training professional knowledge and skill by passing the Board of Certification (BOC) national certifying examination with a three-year aggregate first-time pass rate of ≥85%.
When students complete The University of Tampa Athletic Training Program, they should be able to demonstrate mastery of clinical skills over time by demonstrating entry-level competence of skill application in the clinical education component of the program.
Students will illustrate individual skill application by successfully passing (≥80%) all practical examinations in the required athletic training specific program courses.
Students will demonstrate entry-level competency for all (100%) of the identified clinical skills as assessed by clinical preceptors.
Student Learning Outcomes
Athletic Training Program (AT) students will have a mastery of the appropriate theory, content/knowledge, and skills in athletic training necessary to perform the essential skills for effective entry-level practice in the profession of athletic training.
AT students will demonstrate that they have acquired the theory, content/knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to examine and assess an injured or ill athlete/ patient.
AT students will demonstrate that they have acquired the theory, content/knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to intervene with an injured or ill athlete/patient.
Students in the AT program will demonstrate that they have acquired the theory, content/ knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to develop injury prevention and risk management programs for the athlete/patient and/or the sponsoring organization.
Students in the AT program will demonstrate appropriate professional behaviors at entry-level expectations at the end of their clinical experiences.
Athletic Training Student Organization
The mission of the organization shall be to promote and advance the profession of athletic training, encourage education and the exchange of ideas, develop and maintain professional relationships and improve the profession of athletic training at The University of Tampa, the community and beyond.
Local Freshman Admissions
Official high school or secondary school transcript or GED results.
$40 nonrefundable application fee.
SAT and/or ACT scores.
Completed guidance counselor recommendation form or recommendation letter from a teacher (not required if you graduated from high school more than two years ago).
Official college/university transcripts for any credits completed.
Undergraduate International Admissions
With students enrolled from over 100 countries, U.T. proudly considers students from around the globe for freshman or transfer admission. Proof of English proficiency is required. (This is waived for international students from the Commonwealth Caribbean, Bermuda, Canada, United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.) Students should apply through U.T.'s online application. In order to review a student’s application, the University must receive the following:
Official transcripts for all secondary school or college coursework, with grades translated into English ("Official" means that you must request your school to send your transcript directly to the UT Office of Admissions. If that is impossible, send a copy that has been certified by your school as a "true copy" of the original after it is copied. An official at your school should sign the document as "true copy of the original.").
$40 nonrefundable application fee.
Essay, written in English (not required if you already graduated from high school and have completed some college credits).
Completed guidance counselor recommendation form (first-year students only).
Proof of English proficiency (please submit one of the following):
TOEFL: the minimum acceptable score is 550 or 213 (computer-based) or 79 (Internet-based).
IELTS: International English Language Testing System – minimum grade of 6.5.
Successful completion of the English 112 certificate offered by ELS Language Centers accompanied by a letter of recommendation from an administrator and a 500-word English writing sample.
Proof of available funds to cover expenses for the first year of study.
Essay (first-year students only).
Copy of biographical page of your passport (if available).
International Student Clearance Form (if currently studying in the U.S.).
International students who meet admission requirements but need additional English language training prior to entering as a full-time degree student may enroll in one of the several E.S.L. programs.
International students also must furnish proof of available funds to cover their first year of study and each subsequent year. Exceptional new entering students with excellent academic achievement receive partial scholarships ($4,000-$7,000 per academic year) which covers only a small portion of the total costs. Students may work on campus up to 20 hours per week.
Upon admission to the University and satisfactory completion of the financial statement, an I-20 form will be sent to applicants from U.T.’s admissions office. Applicants must take the I-20 form, a copy of their acceptance letter and financial statement to the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate. After an interview, the embassy or consulate will decide if an F-1 student visa can be issued. To enter the United States, students need this visa in their passport and the I-20 form. Students may not enter the country on a tourist visa with the intention to study in the U.S.
The staff in the Office of International Programs assists students with pre-arrival information, orientation, and advice on academic, social, cultural and employment matters.
Note: For special circumstances, additional documentation may be required in all categories.
The deadlines for Bachelors are as follows:
November 15 - Early Action I deadline; decision by December 15.
January 15 - Early Action II deadline; decision by February 15.
March 1 - Regular Decision deadline; decision by April 1.
March 2 - Applications completed after March 1 are evaluated on a rolling basis.
Average cost for full-time undergraduate students
Tuition (12-18 credit hours per semester):
Student Government Fee (required):
Student Service Fee (required):
Student Health Fee (required):
Room (double room):
Board (average 15-meal/week plan):