How do I become a Certified Athletic Trainer?

Certified athletic trainers are allied health care providers who specialize in the prevention, assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation of injuries and illnesses that occur to athletes and the physically active. To become a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) one must graduate from a bachelors or masters degree program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) via the Joint Review Committee-Athletic Training (JRC-AT). Universities that offer CAATE accredited programs can be found here (click on Accredited Programs). This candidate must then pass the certification examination conducted by the Board of Certification (BOC). For additional information on becoming an certified athletic trainer please view the document Athletic Training Education Overview.