Prospective Athletic Training Students

Athletic Training as a Profession

  1. What is an athletic trainer?
    Certified Athletic Trainers (ATC) are medical professionals who specialize in the prevention, assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries to athletes and others who are engaged in everyday physical activities. To learn more we encourage you to visit the following websites: http://www.bocat.org and http://www.nata.org.
  2. Where do athletic trainers work?
    Certified Athletic Trainers (ATC) provide services to secondary schools, colleges/universities and professional sports. They can also serve sports medicine clinics, emergency rooms and hospitals, physician offices, military, performing arts and a variety of occupational settings.

Athletic Training Program (ATP)

  1. How to I get into the athletic training program at Baylor University?
    The ATP will have two avenues for students to pursue a Master's of Athletic Training (MAT). In the first avenue, undergraduate students will be able to enter a joint degree program in which they receive two degrees in five years. To enter the program, a freshmen will choose the Pre-Athletic Training track within the Health Science Studies (HSS) degree plan. In the second avenue, students who received a bachelor’s degree from another institution will apply to the MAT as a traditional graduate student. Please check back for the application directions and materials.
  2. What if I am also interested in, pre-med, pre-PT, etc? Can I do both?
    The HSS degree program has designed many tracks that allow a student to fulfill the prerequisite coursework for many professional programs (e.g. pre-med, pre-pt) in allied health. Students will have the option of transferring from one the other tracks into pre-AT. However, students will not be able to be on multiple tracks within HSS at the same time.
  3. What are the scholarship opportunities associated with the MAT program?
    All students who are offered admittance and enroll in the MAT program will be offered a base percentage of tuition remission that is to be determined. All students will have the ability to apply for additional tuition remission.