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Athletic Training, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Cortland, NY, United States
As an athletic trainer,  you are a healthcare professional that helps people with injuries and illnesses. You can make a difference in the lives of athletes, military members, performers, and many other populations.
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The Kinesiology Department offers the Athletic Training Program leading to a Bachelor of Science degree. This program was the first Athletic Training Program in New York state to be approved by the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) in 1974 and received initial accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) April 27, 1996. Current CAATE accreditation status may be located at on our website. The program is also registered with the New York State Education Department as an Athletic Training license qualifying program.

Students accepted to SUNY Cortland may be admitted directly into the athletic training major, but in order to remain in the major and be accepted into the clinical education portion of the Athletic Training Program, students are required to complete a secondary application process. Applications are accepted only during the fall semester. The number of students admitted into the clinical education portion of the Athletic Training Program is determined in order to comply with CAATE Standards. The program will determine the number of students offered admission in order of their application ranking. Students accepted into the clinical education portion of the Athletic Training Program will begin their clinical education in the spring semester. Students that complete the program and meet all the minimum requirements for retention will be eligible to sit for the Board of Certification Examination (BOC). The program's BOC pass rate may be located on our website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    124 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Statistics in Exercise Science
  • Statistical Methods 
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Sport Psychology 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Application, which includes questions about your knowledge of, interest in and goals in the profession
  • Official transcript(s) of athletic training major course(s) transferred to SUNY Cortland to the Registrar's Office or with your application, if applicable
  • Clinical Observation Hours Summary Report  
  • Verification of Previous Clinical Hours and a copy of hours log, if applicable
  • Verification of understanding the health requirements and the technical standards for admission
  • Verification of current First Aid and CPR/AED certification that meets Emergency Cardiac Care (ECC) requirements
  • Authorization for release of medical information to obtain immunization records 
  • Three confidential letters of recommendation 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16650 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16650 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    6870 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6870 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Cortland

  • 874 - 1910 USD/month
    Living Costs

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