College of Health and Human Sciences
Athletic Training is a cooperative educational program housed in the Department of Health & Kinesiology with support from the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics, the Division of Recreational Sports, and the Purdue University Student Health Center. The goals of the program are to prepare students as entry-level athletic trainers through an extensive curriculum of didactic and clinical experiences and to prepare students to sit for and pass the Board of Certification (BOC) exam. Some Athletic Training students choose to pursue graduate or professional school (physical therapy, occupational therapy, physician's assistant, etc.).
Important note on selective review: All students begin as pre-athletic training majors; complete the first year of courses, including supervised, instructional work in clinical settings; and then must apply for selection to the athletic training major. The program is highly selective, with only 10-15 students advancing to the sophomore year (typically from a pool of 50-80 students) to complete the remaining three years of the program. Students not selected for athletic training work with their academic advisor to plan for an alternative major.