Athletic Training

Athletic Training

Master’s Degree in Athletic Training

The University of Mobile is pleased to announce that we are making plans to start a new graduate program in Athletic Training, with courses leading to a Master of Athletic Training. We will begin working toward accreditation from the accrediting body for athletic training programs, the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).

 

A recent decision by CAATE to make the master’s degree the entry-level professional degree for athletic training professionals means the organization will no longer accredit undergraduate athletic training programs after 2022. Because of this change in the profession, the time is right for the University of Mobile to transition away from offering an undergraduate degree in Athletic Training and instead develop a master’s-level Athletic Training program.

 

The University of Mobile Athletic Training Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).  The program has been placed on Probation as of February 19, 2016 by the CAATE, 6850 Austin Center Blvd., Suite 100, Austin, TX  78731-3101. Students currently enrolled in the University of Mobile Athletic Training Program are not affected by this change and may continue to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in athletic training. However, the UMobile Athletic Training program will admit its last undergraduate class in August 2016. Students who wish to be enrolled in the university’s final bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training class must apply to the program by either March 1, 2016 or Aug. 1, 2016, to be considered for admission.

 

This restructuring offers some exciting possibilities as the University of Mobile considers expanding its health sciences areas.

 

Please contact Lori DeLong, Program Director of University of Mobile Athletic Training Program, with any questions at 251.442.2302 or ldelong@umobile.edu.

Career Opportunities

Certified athletic trainers are employed by:

  • Professional athletic organizations, universities, colleges, junior colleges, high schools
  • Private sports medicine clinics
  • Physical therapy clinics
  • Wellness centers
  • Industrial/ Occupational Facilities
  • Corporate
  • Military/ Law enforcement
  • Sports medicine facilities in foreign countries
  • International programs
  • Research programs

A major in Athletic Training prepares you to be eligible to sit for the Board of Certification exam to pursue graduate studies.

CAATE Accreditation

The University of Mobile Athletic Training Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).  The program has been placed on Probation as of February 19, 2016 by the CAATE, 6850 Austin Center Blvd., Suite 100, Austin, TX  78731-3101. Graduates of the Athletic Training Education Program are qualified to sit for the Board of Certification (BOC) Examination. However, the athletic training program at the University of Mobile has voluntarily withdrawn their accreditation and is no longer admitting students. The date of voluntary withdrawal of accreditation coincides with the graduation of the last cohort in May 2020.

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