The Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP) is nationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education. UMaine’s ATEP is designed to provide a thorough understanding of anatomy, physiology, health and other academic subjects necessary for effective prevention, recognition, evaluation, and management of injuries and illnesses. Students work directly with UMaine and the community Certified Athletic Trainers once admitted into the program. With a wide variety of Clinical Education sites, Athletic Training Students experience athletic training at the high school level, college and university levels, at private practices, and in local hospitals and health care facilities. Hands-on learning begins as early as the second year of college for these students.
Students enter ATEP after being accepted in the “professional” aspect of the education program. This consists of successfully completing several courses and a Candidacy Application. Students must maintain a 2.5 overall GPA and a B- or better in all Athletic Training courses to remain in the ATEP once accepted. All transfer students must apply to the ATEP and complete all Athletic Training Clinical Experience courses offered by UMaine.
Suggested curriculum for the B.S. in Athletic Training