The mission of the Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP)¬†is to build upon the Foundations & Core program a superior education in Athletic Training that leads students into deeper commitment to the intellectual, spiritual, and social dimensions of their lives as expressed through their careers as athletic training students and later as certified professionals.
We strive to develop highly competent, inquisitive, self-directed learners who demonstrate genuine caring for the patients whom they serve. As a program within a liberal arts college with a strong Christian heritage, we seek to recruit a diverse, high quality population of students who share the values of the Georgetown College community.
The Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Athletic Training is offered to students who desire to either enter the work environment or to pursue graduate education in this field. Certified Athletic Trainers (ATCs) work under the direct supervision of a licensed physician and perform a wide variety of services to the physically active population. Their core responsibilities include*:
*Source: Board of Certification. (2010). The 2009 Athletic Trainer Role Delineation Study. Omaha, NE: Stephen B. Johnson.
Certified Athletic Trainers (ATCs) are employed in such settings as high schools, colleges and universities, orthopedic clinics, physican offices, professional sports organizations, industrial settings, military and law enforcement agencies, and the performing arts.
Successful completion of this program will allow the student to be eligible for the national certification examination administered by the Board of Certification (BOC). Students interested in this major should contact the Athletic Training Program Director for more information and other requirements regarding this program.
Major Courses Include:
KHS 185*, KHS 216, KHS 271, KHS 273, KHS 275, KHS 277, KHS 279, KHS 285, KHS 287, KHS 304, KHS 306, KHS 320, KHS 322, KHS 390, KHS 395, KHS 403, KHS 407, KHS 423, and KHS 450 (43 hours). Allied courses: student chooses among BIO 100* or¬†111* and MAT 111 or PSY 211 (6-7 hours)
[* Note: KHS 185 and¬†BIO 100 or 111¬†are pre-requisite courses and need to be completed before fromal admission into program]
Total required credit hours for major: 49-50
Formal admission into the Athletic Training Program (ATEP) is required. The prospective student must complete the application process in order to be considered for admission in the program. The formal application process for the major consists of:
Those interested in the Athletic Training Education Program at Georgetown College may begin the application process and pre-requisites to be admitted to the program during their first semester.
The formal application is typically submitted¬†toward the end¬†of the fall semester (Thanksgiving week)¬†of the student’s second year. Transfer students and upperclassmen are permitted to apply at this time as well. Formal admission into the Athletic Training Education Program is granted beginning the spring semester of the student’s second year. The major takes five semesters to complete.
Completion of the application process does not guarantee admission into the Athletic Training Education Program. Due to the structure of the Athletic Training Education Program, space is limited and thus admission decisions are based on a competitive scale. Those not granted admission are encouraged to re-apply the following application cycle. Students not accepted into the Athletic Training Education Program may continue their education in another major of the Kinesiology and Health Studies Department.
Students with any deficiencies in the above criteria may be admitted at the discretion of the ATEP Admissions Committee. For a more detailed description of the complete requirements of the Athletic Training Education Program, please contact the ATEP Director (see contact info above).
Georgetown College’s educational program in Athletic Training is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).
Students who have completed the Athletic Trainig Education Program at Georgetown College are eligible to sit for the Board of Certification (BOC) exam. The BOC provides a certification program for entry-level Athletic Trainers (ATs) and serves as¬†the only accredited certification program for ATs in the US (BOC, 2011). Passing of the BOC allows the individual to become legally employed as a practicing Athletic Trainer.
Board of Certification Exam Pass Rates for GC ATEP Candidates-
|Exam Year||GC Candidates taking BOC Exam||GC Candidates First Attempt Pass||GC First Attempt Pass Rate||GC Candidates Overall Pass||GC Overall Pass Rate||National First Attempt Pass Rate|
|2012-2013||Exam Year window||¬†still in progress|
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