Athletic Training

Health Education and Promotion - BS in Athletic Training


Admission Requirements

The last freshman class to graduate with a BS in Athletic Training began in fall 2017. This program will transition to a masters of science in athletic training in the fall of 2021, as per national accreditation requirements.

Program Requirements
Athletic training students are required to earn a minimum course grade of C (2.0) in all athletic training courses. A minimum semester and cumulative GPA of 2.5 must be sustained throughout the program. All students in the degree are required to maintain TB status, varicella immunization, hepatitis B immunization (or waiver), and liability insurance for the duration of their involvement in the curriculum.

Each semester, students will enroll in clinical classes and log a minimum of 200 supervised hours under a certified and licensed athletic trainer equaling a minimum of 800 supervised hours over the course of the program.
Required Courses
Four Year Plan
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Delivery Methods
This program is only offered in an on-campus, Face to Face format.

Additional Information
Athletic Training Code of Ethics
Infectious Condition Policy
Athletic Training Code of Conduct

After successfully completing the plan of study, which includes a minimum of 200 supervised clinical hours each semester in the major, students sit for the Board of Certification (BOC) exam to become nationally certified athletic trainers.The three-year first-time pass rate for this exam for ECU graduates is 98% which exceeds the 70% 3-year pass rate  requirement established by the CAATE.

Program Mission Statement

The mission of East Carolina University’s Athletic Training Education Program is to be a nationally recognized leader in developing future certified athletic trainers. Graduates will be confident, prepared to deliver evidence-based healthcare in various settings to the physically active population, and will ascribe to a lifelong “See one, do one, teach one” philosophy.

Program Outcomes:

The primary educational outcome of the East Carolina University Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP) is to develop competent and contributing certified athletic trainers. This outcome is assessed via four primary goals. Students graduating from the ECU ATEP will:

  1. Pass the Board of Certification examination
  2. Employ an evidence-based paradigm (integrating research, clinical experience, and patient needs/values) to formulate clinical decisions that optimize patient health care and services
  3. Exhibit professional behaviors and consistency with the legal and ethical practice of athletic training
  4. Possess the tools necessary for continued professional growth and participation in activities including scholarship, mentorship, and service

Accreditation Information
The East Carolina University’s Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP) is a Bachelor of Science degree accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).

Institutional and Professional Licensure Disclosures for Enrolled and Prospective Students

ECU degree programs satisfy the professional licensure and/or certification requirements in North Carolina and prepare students to sit for these exams.  However, requirements in other states may be different.

If you are considering a degree program that may, would, could or potentially lead to a professional license and/or certification, please note that at this time ECU may or may not be able to advise whether a  program meets requirements outside of North Carolina.  Prior to enrolling in a degree program, please discuss this important topic with your program of interest.