Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Major in Athletic Training

Minimum required: 120 semester credit hours

Admission Requirements

  1. The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree with a major in Athletic Training requires admission to the university and admission to the program.  Information about the program admissions can be found at:
  2. The Athletic Training program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). Students desiring admission must first declare the Athletic Training major and complete the preliminary requirements for the Athletic Training major at Texas State University in order to become eligible to be admitted to the Athletic Training program cohort. Once per year, in June, following the completion of a year-long competitive admissions process, the top 20 ranked applicants are offered admission to the Athletic Training program cohort.
  3. Students admitted to the Athletic Training program cohort must be committed to taking the Board of Certification's national examination, as well as the Texas Advisory Board of Athletic Trainers’ state licensure examination during the last semester prior to graduation.
  4. To be considered as a candidate for admission to the Athletic Training program cohort, students must complete AT 1298, AT 2156, AT 2260, AT 2356, and BIO 2430 with grades of B or better, and:
    • Participate in the competitive admission process that includes the five prerequisite courses mentioned above, a completed application (due annually on April 1), and an admissions interview in early May.
    • Establish and maintain a minimum Texas State GPA of 2.75.
    • Complete 50 hours of directed Athletic Training observation as part of AT 1298.
    • Hold current Emergency Cardiac Care (ECC) certification in CPR/AED at the Professional Rescuer level.
  5. The six-component objective formula used to rank applicants for admission to the Athletic Training program cohort is available to view at
  6. The required Technical Standards for the Athletic Training program are available at the department website listed, in the AT 1298 Policy and Procedures Manual, and from the program director.

General Requirements

  1. Students accepted into the Athletic Training program cohort must provide current immunization records to the Texas State Student Health Center.
  2. Students must maintain at least a Texas State GPA of 2.75 at all times while pursuing the degree, and in order to graduate.
  3. The Athletic Training clinical education requirement at Texas State involves the completion of six long-semester courses over a three-year period that can only be completed at Texas State University. Each of the six clinical education courses in our program involve 2 contact hours per week with a classroom instructor and approximately 20 contact hours of supervised clinical education experiences at various on-campus or off-campus clinical sites.
  4. Students are advised to follow the approved 4-year academic plan provided by the College of Education Advising Center. Students are advised to complete AT 3326/AT 3126 prior to enrolling in AT 3328/AT 3128. Students should not complete both AT 3326/AT 3126 and AT 3328/AT 3128 in the same semester. Students should enroll in AT 3336/AT 3136 after AT 3326/AT 3126 and AT 3328/AT 3128 have been completed.
  5. Students contemplating transfer should expect to spend four (4) years at Texas State in order to complete the Athletic Training program.
  6. Upon completion of the Athletic Training program, the graduate will be qualified to take the Board of Certification's national examination and the Texas Advisory Board of Athletic Trainers’ state licensure exam.
  7. Athletic Training does not constitute a teaching field. If you are interested in an All-Level Physical Education Teacher Certification, contact the College of Education Undergraduate Advising Center.
  8. Students entering Texas State with fewer than 16 hours completed after high school graduation will be required to take US 1100. All others will be exempt from taking this course but will be required to earn an additional free elective, if needed, to reach the 120 minimum total hour requirement for the awarding of a degree.
  9. To complete the predetermined sequence of courses in 4 years, students will most likely need to attend summer sessions.
  10. The general education core curriculum courses are listed in the degree plan below along with the statewide component code number. See the General Education Core Curriculum section of this catalog for the Texas State requirements and options in the core curriculum, including Honors courses.

Course Requirements 

AT 12982
AT 21561
AT 22602
AT 23563
Select one of the following options:4
Option 1:
BIO 1330 (Life & Physical Sciences Component Code 030)
Option 2:
BIO 1421 (Life & Physical Science Component Code 030)1
BIO 243014
COMM 1310 (Component Area Option Code 090/091)3
ENG 1310 (Communication Component Code 010)3
ENG 1320 (Communication Component Code 010)3
ESS 11281
MATH 1315 or 1319 (Mathematics Component Code 020)13
PSY 1300 (Social & Behavioral Sciences Component Code 080)3
US 11001
AT 23973
AT 23983
AT 33263
AT 31261
AT 33283
AT 31281
AT 33363
AT 31361
AT 33333
ESS 33203
NUTR 3362 or 33643
AT 33463
AT 31461
AT 34974
AT 34984
ESS 11791
ESS 33173
ESS 31171
ESS 43513
HIST 1310 (American History Component Code 060)3
HIST 1320 (American History Component Code 060)3
PT 34004
ART 2313, DAN 2313, MU 2313, or TH 2313 (Creative Arts Component Code 050)3
AT 43563
AT 44974
AT 44984
ENG Literature (Component Area Option Code 090/094)3
PHIL 1305 or 1320 (Language, Philosophy & Culture Component Code 040)3
PHYS 1315 (Life & Physical Sciences Component Code 030)3
PHYS 11151
POSI 2310 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)3
POSI 2320 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)3
Total Hours: 120