The Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP) is transitioning the current undergraduate program into an entry-level master’s degree program that will encompass two consecutive calendar years, beginning Summer 2019, involving very specific coursework, competitive clinical experiences, and culminating with a full semester-long clinical. ATEP has a rigorous and intense curriculum that places specific requirements and demands on the students enrolled in the program. The mission of the ATEP is to prepare students to become competent, skillful and compassionate entry-level professionals in the profession of athletic training. Students involved in the ATEP will complete the University, departmental and major coursework requirements; they will also satisfy the clinical proficiencies via the practicum experience and while working in various clinical environments. Upon completion of this program, the student is eligible to successfully sit for the Board of Certification (BOC) examination for athletic trainers. Furthermore, the student is recommended for a Master of Science degree in Athletic Training (MS-AT).
Uniqueness of this Program
Responding to the recent trends in sports health, a master’s degree can help propel professionals to advanced career success. The University of Delaware has a long, proud history for athletic training education involving both didactic and clinical education and for placing graduates for athletic training careers with major American professional sports leagues major collegiate programs, high school environments, as well as sports medicine clinical settings.
Students must upload a pdf copy of their current certification in CPR/AED; along with a log documenting 100+ hours of observation signed by a BOC certified athletic trainer. The signature must include name, address, e-mail address, and telephone number of this individual. In cases where hours were accrued under different athletic trainers a separate log needs to be submitted. Finally, all applicants to the Athletic Training Education Program must sign, date, and upload a pdf copy of the “Technical Standards for Admission” form.
The 2018-19 UD published graduate student tuition rate per credit hour:
Athletic Training–MS: $885
*UD Deans may offer scholarships in specific programs that may reduce the per credit costs.
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