Athletic Training - BS

  • Athletic Training
  • We are no longer admitting new students into the Athletic Training major.

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    Program Contact:  Mr. Jason Honeck

    You love sports, right? In fact, you love them so much you want to help keep athletes healthy and strong. Then you'll love our athletic training major. 

    While you're here, you'll:

    • Get more than 900 hours of supervised, hands-on clinical experience
    • Get six consecutive semesters of clinical rotation with various populations and in diverse settings.
    • Spend time with the athletes on one of our sports teams.
    • Get the opportunity to gain clinical experience under the supervision of a certified athletic trainer at local high school sporting events.

     

    And 92 percent of our graduates either get a job in athletic training or go on to graduate school. You can, too. Go to work at a college, university or high school. Or work for a professional sports team. Maybe at a health club or in a hospital.

    Please note that admission to this program is competitive, and all who apply may not be accepted into the program.

    The University of Pittsburgh Bradford Athletic Training Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) . Included is information about our students'  Board of Certification pass rates, student graduation rates, and employment rates

    CAATE program status is: The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford Athletic Training Program is currently on probation by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), 6850 Austin Center Blvd., Suite 100, Austin, TX 78731-3101. The program has chosen to Voluntarily Withdraw its Accreditation effective effective August 15, 2022. The program will remain on probation until the Withdraw is effective and the program is closed.

    Retention and Graduation Rates for the Athletic Training program

    Suggested 4-year plan of study.

    Degree Requirements


    Students may earn a bachelor of science degree in athletic training by completing the following requirements

    Total credits required for the major: 79


    students must receive a C- or better in all above core courses

    General Education Program Requirements and Electives-Variable


    (See General Education Program and General Requirements for the Bachelor’s Degree under Academic Policies and Guidelines for further details.)

    Additional Information:

    Athletic Training Guidelines and Requirements:

    1. Formally be admitted into the athletic training program.
    2. Complete 950 hours of clinical rotation.
    3. Provide immunization records and be current with all required immunizations each year.
    4. Have a physical exam completed by a physician each year, and have proof of current medical insurance.
    5. Complete annual  blood-borne pathogen and  HIPAA workshop.
    6. Students may participate in no more than one intercollegiate sport per academic year.
    7. Pay the lab fee to cover liability insurance costs each semester (automatically charged to students' accounts).
    8. Be compliant with the program's technical standards.
    9. Transportation to external professional experience sites may be necessary and is the responsibility of the student.
    10. Adhere to the profession's code of ethics, and the AT program policies and procedures.
    11. Satisfy all requirements for graduation.
    12. Earn a minimum grade of C- in each of the program's required core courses.
    13. Successfully complete the clinical sequence of courses.
    14. Successfully complete all the clinical proficiencies for each of the clinical courses with an 80 percent or better.
    15. Maintain a GPA of 3.0 in the major and a 2.75 overall.
    16. Must have current FBI fingerprints and certified background check.
    17. Must be a current student member of the NATA in good standing during the senior year.
    18. Students are required to purchase an ATS name badge that must be worn at the clinical sites.

    Additional AT Program Costs:

    1. Required uniform $100
    2. Required criminal background clearances $50 (approximate) for off-campus high school clinical rotations
    3. ATS student liability insurance annual fee $12 (automatically posted to students' accounts)
    4. Transportation to off-campus clinical rotations (transportation costs depend on the distance to the off-campus clinical rotation site)
    5. Average laboratory fees per year $65
    6. NATA Membership Annual Dues (mandatory senior year) $45 (new member) $85 (renewal).
    7. Students are required to purchase an ATS name badge that must be worn at the clinical sites at a cost of $7.
    8. ACES workshop attendance (mandatory senior year) $195.
    9. CPR AED, 1st aid certification fee, $24.

     

    Honeck Jason

    Mr. Jason Honeck

    honeck@pitt.edu

    Program Director of Athletic Training, Assistant Professor of Athletic Training

    814-362-7536

    164 Sports and Fitness Center


    Graham, Douglas

     Douglas Graham

    djg86@pitt.edu

    Instructor of Athletic Training/Clinical Coordinator

    814-362-7542

    163 Sport & Fitness Center


    Owens, Jill

    Dr. Jill Owens

    Team Physician/Affiliate Faculty

    814-362-6962

    Bradford Family Medicine 14 North 3rd Street Bradford, PA 16701


    These are just some of the positions our recent graduates have.

    Jobs:
    • Athletic Trainer and Physical Therapist Assistant at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, PA
    • Athletic Trainer at S.U.N.Y Cortlant, Cortland, NY
    Graduate School:
    • Master of Exercise Science program at California University of Pennsylvania 
    • Master of Exercise Science program at Eastern Michigan University