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BSEd in Athletic Training

From the Department of Kinesiology


The athletic training major offers in-depth, hands-on classroom, lab, and clinical experiences in sports medicine. It is a CAATE-accredited program.

Students work closely with nationally recognized faculty experts and clinical supervisors in a variety of settings. Clinical practicums are completed with UGA varsity teams, high schools, and area clinics. Students graduate and take a national exam to earn the Certified Athletic Trainer credential. Students may opt to pursue the Emergency Medicine Technician credential as well.

Academics / Curriculum

Courses and experiences include:

  • Orthopedic and medical evaluation
  • Orthopedic rehabilitation
  • Emergency care
  • Exercise science
  • Practicum experience with UGA varsity sports, high school sports, physical therapy clinics

Students also get to experience state-of-the-art therapeutic equipment and medical facilities. They also have the option of double majoring in exercise and sport science if they apply and are accepted to that major.

Faculty are nationally recognized experts in concussion, emergency management and on-field care, heat Illness, and joint injury.

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The Student Experience

Students complete about 20 hours per week each semester in clinical practicums with UGA varsity teams, high schools, and area clinics under supervision of a working athletic trainer.

Many students opt to participate in research in the department, including projects on concussion, biomechanics of joint injury, heat illness, and exercise physiology. Students may observe surgery and interact with physicians, surgeons, and physical therapists as part of the sports medicine team.

The program offers a study abroad to Taiwan in Maymester, highlighting traditional Chinese medicine and combat sports like judo and tae kwon do.

The Athletic Training Student Club participates in social and philanthropic events and is open to students in the athletic training major. Students participate in state, regional, and national professional organization student meetings, presenting research, and networking.

Career Outlook

Trending Placement of Graduates

Year Grad School Full-Time Part-Time Unemployed Other
20132 52% 41% 0% 0% 0%
20121 58% 28% 14% 0% 0%

Where Alumni Are

The state of Georgia
89% Georgia
The state of California
1% California
The state of Florida
1% Florida

Recent Job Titles1

  • Athletic Trainer
  • Exercise Physiologist

Career Fields2

  • Athletic Training At The High School, Clinic, College, Or Professional Level
  • Physical Therapist
  • Physician Assistant
  • Other Allied Health Care Fields

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