Athletic Training is housed within the College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences. The program is designed to prepare students as healthcare professionals by providing services such as injury prevention, clinical diagnosis, and therapeutic treatment and rehabilitation of athletic injuries and medical conditions. The major consists of 128 credit hours and combines course work and clinical experiences.
Upon graduation from the WVU Athletic Training Program, students are eligible to sit for the Board of Certification Exam (BOC). Successful completion of the BOC exam provides job opportunities at the high school, college, professional, clinical or corporate levels. Students may attend graduate school to obtain a master's degree and gain additional clinical experience or pursue a related health profession degree such as physical therapy, physician assistant or medical school.
Sample Course Schedules
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Freshman YearATTR 101 Prospective Athletic Training ENGL101 Composition and Rhetoric BIOL 101 General Biology BIOL 103 General Biology Laboratory PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology
Senior YearATTR 424 Athletic Training Senior Seminar ATTR 403 Athletic Training Practicum 5 ATTR 426 Medical Aspects of Athletic Training PATH 300 Introduction to Pathology EXPH 365 Exercise Physiology 1
By the Numbers
Facts and figures that make this major unique:
- The Athletic Training program has a 97% job placement rate.
- Typical class size in the College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences is 25.
- Four in five College of Physical Activity and Sports Sciences students complete internships or field placements.
- Clinical athletic training experiences are available with 16 Division I intercollegiate athletic teams at WVU, WVU club sports and intramurals, Division II Fairmont State University, local high schools and sports medicine clinics, and WVU physicians.
English Proficiency Requirements
All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Learn more about our English language proficiency requirements.
WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
The Athletic Training Program is accredited through the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). WVU is one of approximately 350 accredited athletic training institutions in the country and has existed since 1975. The National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) is the professional membership association for athletic training.