The Athletic Training curriculum at Oregon State University will prepare you to become an athletic trainer. As an athletic trainer, you will collaborate with physicians to provide preventive services, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions.
Students who successfully complete a degree in Athletic Training from an accredited athletic training program are eligible to sit for the Board of Certification (BOC) examination. BOC certification (ATC) establishes the entry-level credential to work as an athletic trainer.
Athletic trainers work in a variety of settings, including:
Oregon State University has a long history of preparing students for a career in athletic training. From 1974 to 2017 OSU had an accredited undergraduate athletic training program. Starting in the summer of 2016, the first cohort of students started in the new professional master’s program in athletic training. The new master’s program was granted accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) in the summer of 2017.
OSU students graduating from the athletic training program have been very successful on the BOC examination.
|3-year aggregate data on OSU students and the BOC examination|
|Number of students graduating from program who took BOC examination.||62|
|Number of students who passed the BOC examination on the first attempt.||61|
|Percentage of students who passed the BOC examination on the first attempt.||98%|
|Number of students who passed the BOC examination regardless of the number of attempts.||62|
|Percentage of students who passed the BOC examination regardless of the number of attempts.||100%|
View the OSU Athletic Training Program's Mission, goals and objectives.