Athletic Training


All students must complete the academic coursework leading to a Bachelors of Science degree in Athletic Training. The program of study includes 34 units of preparation for the major, 53 units of core upper division coursework, General Education requirements, American Institution requirements, Math and Writing Competency requirements as set forth by San Diego State University, to equal 120 units. Refer to the University Catalog for a complete description of course requirements.

Program Goals and Objectives

The goals and objectives of the San Diego State University Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP) are:

  1. Provide students with the opportunity to obtain a Bachelors of Science degree in Athletic Training.
  2. To comply with the Standards as established by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education Programs (CAATE)
  3. To provide students with the necessary background to complete the Board of Certification, national certification examination
  4. To provide students with the opportunity to develop knowledge and skills needed for an entry-level position as a Certified Athletic Trainer
  5. To promote acceptable standards of ethical conduct and professionalism
  6. To continually seek the highest quality in a.) instruction, b.) clinical experience, and c.) professional growth

This is an impacted program and requires students to be accepted into the ATEP before major status can be granted. Please refer to the Prospective Students link for specific application criteria and information.


Undergraduate International Experience

students abroad

The College of Health & Human Services incorporates an international component in all its undergraduate curricula, including its BS in Athletic Training. Students participate in residence for two or more weeks.

Specific details about the requirement and upcoming travel opportunities can be found on the CHHS Undergraduate International Experience web site.


Program Board of Certification (BOC) Aggregate Data

Graduates of the San Diego State University Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP) have consistently achieved a first time passing rate higher than the national average. View BOC Aggregate Data (pdf).





last updated:10/14/2016





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