In tandem with national changes, SRU is transitioning the Athletic Training BS program to a Master of Science degree. As a result, the current undergraduate program in Athletic Training will be discontinued. After the start of Fall 2016, no new students will be admitted to pursue the undergraduate program.
Athletic Training prepares selected undergraduate students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to provide care to athletes and the physically active within the five domains of athletic training practice. The Slippery Rock University Athletic Training Program (ATP) is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education. Students fulfilling the total 120 credit hours of academic program requirements will graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree and Athletic Training major.
SRU sponsors a unique accelerated ATP that allows athletic training students to graduate in December of their senior (fourth) year. This is accomplished with a highly structured curriculum that is sequenced over three and a half (3.5) years or seven (7) semesters. This "accelerated" program allows SRU's athletic training students to graduate a semester early, sit for the Board of Certification (BOC) credentialing examination before their peers at other universities and be more competitive for graduate assistantships, employment and seats in other medical preparation programs. Students can also complete the program in the traditional four (4) years by completing necessary liberal studies and electives during the last semester.