B.S. IN ATHLETIC TRAINING
North Carolina Central University College offers undergraduate students a B.S. in Athletic Training.
The NCCU Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP) was the first of its kind at a Historically Black College or University (HBCU). The ATEP prepares undergraduate students to challenge the Board of Certification (BOC) examination while obtaining a B.S. degree in Athletic Training. Successful completion of the BOC examination allows the student to become a nationally Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC).
What Is Athletic Training?
The National Athletic Trainers' Association provides the following information about athletic training at http://www.nata.org/. "Athletic training is practiced by athletic trainers, health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to optimize activity and participation of patients and clients. Athletic training encompasses the prevention, diagnosis, and intervention of emergency, acute, and chronic medical conditions involving impairment, functional limitations, and disabilities. Students who want to become a certified athletic trainer must earn a degree from a [CAATE] accredited athletic training curriculum. Accredited programs include formal instruction in areas such as injury/illness prevention, first aid and emergency care, assessment of injury/illness, human anatomy and physiology, therapeutic modalities, and nutrition. Classroom learning is enhanced through clinical education experiences. More than 70 percent of certified athletic trainers hold at least a master's degree. Athletic training is not the same profession as personal training. Certified athletic trainers work with more than just athletes - they can be found just about anywhere that people are physically active."