BS Kinesiology: Athletic Training
The Athletic Training program at LSU is a limited admissions program designed to prepare students for a successful career as a highly qualified health care professional.
Upon completion of the three-year Professional Phase (clinical component) students are educated and experienced in the management of health care problems associated with the physically active. If selected to the Professional Phase, students must successfully complete required criteria set forth by the School of Kinesiology’s Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training, as well as meet established criteria to progress and graduate from the program. Successful completion of this program qualifies students to take the athletic training profession's Board of Certification (www.bocatc.org) Credentialing Examination to become a certified athletic trainer (ATC), as well as all relevant state practice requirements.
LSU’s Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). Graduates from our program establish successful careers as athletic trainers in secondary schools, colleges and universities, professional sports programs, sports medicine clinics, physician clinics, and other athletic health care settings. Interested students should contact our program faculty for additional information on the program and careers in athletic training.
Our primary objective is to create highly qualified clinicians to meet today’s healthcare demands. LSU’s program in athletic training is a flagship program in Louisiana and the nation for its reputation of its teaching facilities, faculty, clinical staff, and program graduates. LSU is among the nation’s leaders in Board of Certification (BOC) Examination first-time pass rates for 2015-2016 with an aggregate of 92.85 percent. This is accomplished through quality opportunities in the classroom and clinical settings, and most importantly, nationally recognized clinicians and faculty who are committed to each student’s overall success.
The mission of the Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training at Louisiana State University is to produce entry-level BOC Certified Athletic Trainers (ATC) who possess the qualities of cultural competency, clinical proficiency, loyalty, legal and ethical medical practice, professionalism, and accountability in their academic endeavors and career in athletic training.
- Prepare athletic training students to effectively communicate and build positive professional relationships with patients, administrators, other healthcare providers, and the public.
- Prepare athletic training students with well-rounded clinical and didactic experiences to meet the knowledge and skills requirements of the entry-level certified athletic trainer to effectively practice healthcare.
- Prepare athletic training students to utilize current and emerging technologies in patient education and patient care.
- Prepare athletic training students to integrate research into daily clinical practice through the acquisition, use, and practice of evidence-based medicine.
- Prepare athletic training students to provide culturally competent and efficient medical care to a diverse patient population.
- Develop the foundation of the athletic training students’ professional philosophy that reflects primacy of the patient, professional and patient advocacy, and legal/ethical medical practice.