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Athletic Training Education Program

The Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP) is a nationally accredited program through the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) designed for students who wish to pursue a career in the field of athletic training. This is a rigorous program comprised of classroom instruction, hands-on laboratory learning, and clinical experience.

Students will earn a Bachelor of Science degree at the completion of this program; in addition they will be eligible for the Board of Certification Exam and State of Ohio licensure.

The University of Akron's Athletic Training Education Program staff is comprised of certified athletic trainers with more than 80 years' combined athletic training experience. This extensive and diverse background provides for a unique and comprehensive educational experience. Through classroom instruction, hands-on laboratory training, clinical experiences, state of the art equipment, and one-on-one educational opportunities, these staff members are dedicated to producing quality athletic trainers, ready to enter the field and make an impact.

The University of Akron has a long tradition of educating athletic trainers, to be productive members of the profession. University of Akron graduates can be found in high schools, colleges, industrial settings, clinics, medical sales, and serving with professional sports teams, both locally and across the country.

The ATEP is housed within the Department of Sports Science and Wellness Education, a department of the College of Education.

Please take this opportunity to learn more about the Athletic Training for Education Program here at the University of Akron by reading our Program Brochure.

You may also view the recent WZIP Special which features our program.

Visitation Days

If you are interested in pursuing a degree in Athletic Training at the University of Akron, we highly encourage you to attend a Visitation Day. Here, you will be able to obtain more information and have the opportunity to meet with ATEP faculty to address any specific questions you may have.

Click here to schedule a Visitation Day.

For additional information on this program, please contact:
    Stacey Buser, M.S., A.T.,C/LAT
    Program Director Athletic Training
    Department of Sport Science & Wellness Education
    Infocision Stadium 307I
    Akron, Ohio 44325-5103
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