Athletic Training Education Program
Athletic Training is recognized by the American Medical Association to be an allied health care profession. The athletic training profession is dedicated to providing competent care to any person that leads a physically active life. In order to achieve professional status as an athletic trainer, candidates must successfully complete the BOC examination after graduating from an accredited athletic training education program, ATEP. Many states also require that athletic trainers comply with state practice act legislation prior to initiating their professional employment. The Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education, CAATE, currently accredits this ATEP.
The Denison University ATEP will not be accepting applications after the 2012 - 2013 academic year. The Denison University ATEP will be terminated after the graduation of the class of 2016 .
Remember while the athletic training education program (ATEP) is associated with the athletic training major there are important differences. The athletic training major is available to any student interested in the study of athletic training whereas, students must be formally admitted into the ATEP during the spring semester of their first year at Denison. Every student admitted into the ATEP must declare athletic training as their major, but not all athletic training majors will seek admission into the ATEP. Athletic training students who are not formally admitted into the ATEP are therefore not eligible to take the BOC examination upon graduating from Denison.
Students who formally apply for admission into this ATEP must understand that if they are admitted into this ATEP, they will be required to meet all the requirements specified in the ATEP Graduation Requirements. It is expected that students admitted into this ATEP can successfully complete all ATEP requirements within three years of being admitted. It therefore is important for students to obtain ATEP admission material as soon as an interest in the professional practice of athletic training is developed. ATEP admission is competitive. This ATEP curriculum is based upon the nationally recognized practice competencies. The ATEP Director maintains a bound copy of these educational competencies. Athletic training students and prospective students are encouraged to review these educational competencies as they provide substantial insight into the professional knowledge expected of an athletic trainer. Upon graduation from the ATEP and this University, students will receive a Bachelor of Arts degree in the major Physical Education Athletic Training.