The Saint Louis University Athletic Training Program is situated in the Doisy College of Health Sciences. In accordance with the Jesuit mission, which recognizes the dignity of all persons, the athletic training program seeks to develop competent practitioners who act for the good of the public, recognize the value of interprofessional practice, and who seek opportunities to serve the disadvantaged.
Program of Study
The Athletic Training Program is a five year entry level Master's program accredited by the Commission for Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). Students who begin the program as freshmen spend their first three years completing required liberal arts and science prerequisite courses. Consistent with SLU's interprofessional initiative, the program includes several interprofessional courses taken with students in other health care professional programs.
Students who meet academic and professional behavior requirements continue into the professional phase of the program after their junior year. Students who have a previous baccalaureate degree, and have completed program prerequisite courses, can enter the professional phase of the program directly on a space available basis.
The two year professional phase of the program includes coursework in human anatomy and kinesiology, clinical sciences, research, and administration. Students participate in clinical experiences each year of the professional phase. The student must pass the Board of Certification examination to gain the Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) credential.