About the Program

CAATE logoThe 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.  Our staff is comprised of certified athletic trainers with over 80 years of combined athletic training experience. This extensive and diverse background provides for a unique and comprehensive educational experience.

This is a rigorous program comprised of classroom instruction, hands-on laboratory learning using state-of-the-art equipment like the HydroWorx Pool, clinical experience, and one-on-one educational opportunities.

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.

What Makes Our Program Special?

  • Nationally accredited by CAATE
  • Highly experienced, innovative, involved faculty
  • Selective admission process
  • State-of-the-art facilities
  • Extensive real-world experience under supervision of a certified athletic trainer

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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. 

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