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Athletic Training, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Murfreesboro, TN, United States
As hard as humans work, they often play just as hard—in the athletic arena, from collegiate and professional sports to various recreational leagues enjoyed by people of all ages.The program is based on the essentials and guidelines of the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) of the American Medical Association and the Board of Certification (BOC). The program has been accredited at the entry-level since 2002.
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Athletic trainers are certified health care providers who impart knowledge and skill to address the many facets of athletic activity, from preventing, treating, and assessing injuries to facilitating rehabilitation and return to activity along with counseling on proper nutrition and general health and wellness. It’s much more than taping a sprained ankle or standing on a sideline at a game. A major in Athletic Training at MTSU offers the skills needed to pursue this exciting career path. Students approach preparing for this profession through a holistic integrated health care/medical model with numerous academic and clinical experiences.

Our PhilosophyIt is our philosophy at MTSU to provide each student with a holistic education that includes a vast array of professional experiences. There are five goals of the program:
  • To provide each student with a quality undergraduate education
  • To prepare each student to successfully pass the BOC examination and gain their athletic training certification.
  • To develop each student into a quality citizen who will be active in the community and in the profession.
  • To assist students in securing employment and or further educational opportunities upon graduation.
  • To provide continuing education opportunities for alumni.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses Included:
  • Clinical in Athletic Training
  • Psychomotor Skills in Athletic Training
  • Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries
  • Strength, Conditioning, and Human Performance
  • Acute Trauma and Emergency Care in Athletic Training
  • Practicum in Athletic Training
  • Therapeutic Medications and Ergogenic Aids in Sports
  • Organization and Administration of Athletic Training

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

Prior to be considered as a candidate for admission into the program, a student must have completed a letter of application including 3 three recommendations. The student must have also completed 24 hours of academic course work and have a minimum overall GPA of 2.5. After meeting these requirements, acceptance into the program is based upon 4 four weighted criteria. Students with the top 20 scores will be considered for admission into the program.

General requirements
  • Application form for admission
  • $30 application fee
  • International Certificate of Immunization
  • Financial statement indicating sources of support
  • Certificate of Freedom from Tuberculosis
  • All foreign non-immigrant students applying for admission pursuant to a student visa shall submit within thirty (30) days from the first day of classes a certificate from a licensed physician or other qualified medical authority verifying freedom from tuberculosis. Failure to submit such certification shall result in denial of admission (immediate withdrawal from classes) or continued enrollment. In the event that a student has tuberculosis or has potential tuberculosis requiring medical treatment, continued enrollment will be conditioned upon the determination by a licensed physician that further enrollment is not a risk to others and upon the student's compliance with any prescribed medical treatment program.
  • Submit Varicella (chickenpox) form available here.
If residing in the US and applicable, please submit the following:
  • a copy of the I-94;
  • a copy of the I-20 ID;
  • copy of passport expiration page;
  • copy of visa page of passport.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1034 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1034 USD per module and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    337 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 337 USD per module and a duration of 48 months.
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  • Tuition fees are per credit hour!

Living costs for Murfreesboro

  • 1123 - 2090 USD/month
    Living Costs

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