In tandem with national changes, SRU is transitioning the Athletic Training BS program to a Master of Science degree. As a result, SRU is no longer accepting undergraduate students into the Athletic Training BS program. The SRU Class of 2020 will be the last cohort to graduate from the Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training degree.
The undergraduate Athletic Training Program at Slippery Rock University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The program is currently applying to the CAATE for a change in level of degree. Slippery Rock University is no longer accepting students into the undergraduate athletic training program. The last undergraduate cohort is expected to graduate in May 2020.
Slippery Rock University is currently phasing out the existing Athletic Training BS degree program that is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). SRU is petitioning CAATE to complete a substantive change to create an entry-level Master of Science in Athletic Training program beginning the summer of 2018. CAATE accreditation will then be transferred to the MS in AT program which will allow students to sit for the national Board of Certification (BOC) examination.
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.
The SRU Class of 2020 is the last undergraduate cohort who will have the opportunity to complete 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.