The athletic training major, developed in 1975, is a challenging, competency-based, professional preparation program leading toward eligibility to take the Board of Certification (BOC®) Examination in Athletic Training. The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).
In addition to prescribed coursework, students complete clinical experience under the direct supervision of BOC-certified and Massachusetts licensed athletic trainers. This clinical experience is sequenced to facilitate learning of the theoretical and clinical competencies and problem-solving skills needed by the athletic trainer. The supervised clinical experiences take place in Springfield College athletic training rooms, as well as in off-campus, approved affiliate settings, including high schools and colleges.
- Strength and Conditioning Facility
- Athletic Training Rehabilitation Room
- Human Performance Laboratory
Admission into the athletic training program (ATP) is competitive, with more applications than admission slots. Both first-year and transfer applicants who are admitted into the program enter directly into the major; there is no secondary selection process.
Candidates for admission must provide evidence of a rigorous background in biological and physical sciences. Documentation of experience in athletic training is strongly suggested. The candidate’s essay should reflect an understanding of the field of athletic training and a personal fit with the profession.
For more information about the undergraduate program in athletic training, contact Mary Barnum, EdD, at (413) 748-3763 or the Office of Admissions at (800) 343-1257.
Inside the Athletic Training Major
Board of Certification (BOC®) Examination in Athletic Training Rates
|2010-2011||2011-2012||2012-2013||2013-2014||2014-2015||3 YR AGGREGATE|
|Number of students graduating from program.||12||20||23||22||24||69|
|Number of students graduating from program who took examination.||12||20||23||22||24||69|
|Number of students who passed the examination on the first attempt.||12||19||21||19||22||62|
|Percentage of students who passed the examination on the first attempt.||100||95||91||86||92||90|
|Number of students who passed the examination regardless of the number of attempts.||12||20||23||21||24||68|
|Percentage of students who passed the examination regardless of the number of attempts.||100||100||100||95||100||99|