Athletic Training Student Resources

The College of Human Sciences & Education and School of Kinesiology provide prospective and current students with a host of helpful resources to ensure a successful undergraduate career.

Athletic Training Application Overview

The pre-professional phase involves gaining practical experience working in the athletic training environment at LSU. The purpose of this experience is to help the student better understand the duties and responsibilities of an athletic trainer. This experience gives the student concrete information for deciding whether athletic training is the right profession for him or her. The pre-professional phase is open to any student interested in pursuing a degree in Kinesiology with a BS in Athletic Training. The pre-professional phase involves a time commitment of at least 100 hours as a Pre-Professional Athletic Training Student in the LSU athletic training setting, and meeting other requirements as set forth by the School of Kinesiology.

Why LSU?

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.

Student Transfer Policy

Students wishing to transfer to Louisiana State University from another institution must submit transcripts of grades to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at Louisiana State University.  The Office of Undergraduate Admissions and the Program Director of the BS in Athletic Training determines which courses will be accepted by the University for credit towards graduation. Transfer students should also meet with the undergraduate coordinator in the Department of Kinesiology to determine if specific courses may substitute for degree requirements. All prospective students must attend one of the Pre-Professional Phase Orientation Meetings, offered at designated dates/times during the academic year (published on the program's website), and meet all application requirements to be eligible for acceptance into the Professional Phase of the BS in Athletic Training. Meeting entrance requirements to the University, the College of Human Sciences and Education, and/or the School of Kinesiology does not guarantee admission to the Professional Phase of the BS in Athletic Training. Transfer students are encouraged to contact either the Program Director or Assistant Program Director of the BS in Athletic Training to discuss all degree requirements.

Health Insurance Coverage

All students are highly encouraged to obtain and maintain medical insurance coverage prior to performing any clinical experiences related to the BS in Athletic Training (e.g., pre-professional observational experiences; clinicals associated with athletic training coursework; etc.).  All students who do not have health insurance are encouraged to purchase the LSU Sponsored Student Accident and Sickness Insurance Plan, commonly known as Student Insurance. This is low cost health insurance designed for students and their dependents.  For more information on the Student Insurance plan, please contact the LSU Student Health Center at 225-578-6271, or visit the Student Health Center website located in the LSU website. 

Athletic Training Handbook

A comprehensive document outlining expectations, guidelines, and disciplinary policies for undergraduate athletic training students.

Athletic Training Recommended Path

An overview of the academic path prescribed by the School of Kinesiology, developed to ensure timely graduation.

Textbooks, Supplies, and Other Costs 

A summary of costs athletic training students can expect to incur while associated with the program. This list is not inclusive. 


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