HHPR Program Receives Re-accreditation
Experience Vital Part of Undergraduate Athletic Training Program
Whenever there is a Baylor athletic event,
there are undergraduate athletic training
students putting classroom learning into
practical action. The partnership with
Baylor intercollegiate athletics offers vital
experience for certified athletic trainers and
athletic training (AT) students.
In spring 2010, the School of Education's
health, human performance, and recreation
department received a successful
Commission on Accreditation of Athletic
Training Education (CAATE) re-accreditation
site visit for the undergraduate AT program.
A student is formally admitted into the
professional phase of the AT program at the beginning the
sophomore year. Kenneth Shaw, a sophomore AT student,
applied for admission because Baylor's smaller class size allows
faculty to be "more personal with students™and [Baylor] has
Within the AT curriculum, students complete courses and
apply skills in prevention, evaluation, care, and rehabilitation of
sports-related injuries. They also learn about medical conditions,
pharmacology, nutrition, administration, and psychosocial
Clinical experiences are crucial to the program. All students
complete a minimum of 225 hours per semester (1,350 hours
over 3 years) in a variety of athletic training settings and
populations under the direct supervision of a certified athletic trainer. Baylor's intercollegiate athletics is the primary site for these
student experiences. After graduation, students must sit for national
certification and Texas state licensure exams.
"Each class and athletic trainer has provided me with more than
what I need for my athletic training career," says Jill Wiest, senior
Graduates find careers in a variety of sports medicine settings,
including high schools, colleges, clinics, and others.
Dr. Donald Fuller observes AT students, including Kenneth Shaw (on table).
For more information about the undergraduate Athletic Training
program, contact Dr. Donald Fuller, program director, by phone
(254) 710-4030, by email Donald_Fuller@baylor.edu, or visit http://www.baylor.edu/soe/atep.