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Athletic Training Program

The Department of Health & Human Performance is now offering coursework and clinical experience hours required by the Texas Department of Health Services and the Texas Advisory Board of Athletic Trainers towards the completion of the Texas State License in Athletic Training. Students wishing to purse this credential should major in Human Performance.  Students must also complete an apprenticeship under the direct supervision of a Texas Licensed Athletic Trainer consisting of a minimum of 1,800 hours during at least five long (fall/spring) semesters.  Students who want to become a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) will need to pursue a master's degree in a CAATE accredited entry-level master's program upon completion of their bachelor's degree.  Please contact the Director of Athletic Training Education for more details.

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 Athletic Training Major

Students enrolled prior to 2012 under the Athletic Training major and CAATE guidelines will continue to progress through the approved coursework according to the CAATE guidelines and graduate under the current the CAATE accreditation standards.  Students must complete degree requirements and graduate by the August 31, 2015 closing date of the AT Program. 

The information regarding the Athletic Training major applies ONLY to the students currently enrolled in the CAATE accredited AT Program.

Accreditation Status

The Texas A&M University-Commerce Athletic Training Program (AT Program) is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), 6836 Austin Center Blvd., Suite 250, Austin, TX 78731-3193, (512) 733-9700.

The AT Program at Texas A&M University-Commerce is housed within the Department of Health & Human Performance, within the College of Education & Human Services. 

Our AT Program offers students a Bachelor of Science Degree with a Major in Athletic Training and a minor in Health.  To obtain more information about the Athletic Training Education Program, you may contact:

Sarah Mitchell, MS, ATC, LAT
Director of Athletic Training Education/Instructor
(903) 886-5543
Sarah.Mitchell@tamuc.edu 

 Program Outcomes

Board of Certification Exam Pass Rates

2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 3-yr aggregate
Number of students graduating from program. 6 4 10 20
Number of students graduating from program who took examination. 4 4 8 16
Number of students who passed the examination on the first attempt. 2 1 4 7
Percentage of students who passed the examination on the first attempt. 50% 25% 50% 43.75%
Number of students who passed the examination regardless of the number of attempts. 3 1 5 9
Percentage of students who passed the examination regardless of the number of attempts. 75% 25% 62.50% 56.25%
 

Student Employement Rates

2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 3-yr aggregate
Number of graduates employed as an athletic trainer. 3 4 5 12
Percentage of graduates employed as an athletic trainer. 50% 100% 50% 60%

Our Mission:

The Athletic Training Program will provide the students of Texas A&M University-Commerce the opportunity to purse a major in the field of athletic training that meets and exceeds the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) standards.

Our goal is that every student in the program develops superior skills and knowledge which will enable them to pass the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Board of Certification and the State of Texas Licensing Examinations.

Our philosophy is to provide educational opportunities to a wide variety of students and teach superior ethics and responsibility of providing health care to the physically active.
We will strive to enhance our strengths and improve our weaknesses by constantly evaluating our educational delivery system. We will take seriously the feedback from graduating students on their preparation into the athletic healthcare delivery system.

The Athletic Training Program will use the most up-to-date teaching tools and techniques to become a program of recognition for the department, university and the Texas A&M University System.

Our Vision:

The Athletic Training Program will strive to become one of the premiere athletic training entry-level preparation programs within the State of Texas.

Our Goals:

  • To provide quality educational opportunities for students in the knowledge, skills and values necessary to become a superior allied-health provider in the field of athletic training
  • To prepare students for success on the Board of Certification and State of Texas Athletic Training Licensure Examinations
  • To provide educational opportunities to a wide variety of students and teach them superior ethics and responsibility when providing health care to the physically active
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