The Athletic Training Program (ATP) offers a Bachelor of Science Degree in Athletic Training and is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). CAATE accreditation allows the student who graduates with a major (B.S.) in Athletic Training to sit for the Board of Certification (BOC) exam. The Athletic Training Major prepares students for this exam by addressing the required educational competencies and clinical proficiencies through a challenging curriculum that integrates classroom studies with clinical application.
The La Verne ATP is a five-semester program that begins in the spring of the sophomore year. Due to the specific sequence of courses that allows basic knowledge and skills to progress to advanced clinical levels, it is vital that all students interested in pursuing the Athletic Training Major be advised at, at entrance, by a faculty advisor within the ATP. Students must communicate with an ATP advisor on a regular basis.
The ATP is a rigorous and intense program. The Technical Standards establish the essential qualities considered necessary for students admitted to the ATP to achieve the knowledge, skills, and competencies of an entry-level athletic trainer and meet the expectations of CAATE. All students must meet the Technical Standards to be admitted and continue in the ATP. In the event a student is unable to fulfill the Technical Standards, with or without reasonable accommodation, he or she will not be admitted to or retained in the ATP.
Note: Not available to Fall 2017/Spring 2018 entering freshmen. Fall 2016 will be the final class allowed to complete the Athletic Training Degree at the undergraduate level. The undergraduate Athletic Training Program will be transitioning to a Master’s Degree Athletic Training Program beginning in Fall 2018. Students who have matriculated from an undergraduate program in Kinesiology or related fields will be excellent candidates for the Masters of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) degree, although graduate of other majors are welcome as well. For further information, please contact the Athletic Training Program Director.
The integration of theory with practice has led to a high success rate for our students on the BOC examination. Out of twenty-one ATP graduates in the past three years (2014-2017), twenty-one took the BOC examination. Our first-time BOC examination pass rate for the previous three years is 86% (18 out of 21), and our overall pass rate for the previous three years is 100% (21 out of 21).