Athletic Training

Note:  Program revisions are currently underway.  Please contact the department with any questions.
Office Phone: (217) 206-6589
Office Location: HSB 314

Admissions are not being accepted for this degree at this time.

The Bachelor's Degree

To earn a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training, students must complete a rigorous course of study that is designed specifically to meet the licensure requirements established by CAATE.  In addition, the student must be prepared to pass a comprehensive examination administered by the BOC upon graduation.

The majority of the course work is designed to maximize the student learning experiences by engaging them in activities that simulate or occur in real life practice.  This type of hands-on experience will require all core courses to be taught using primarily a face-to-face delivery mode.  These courses will be supplemented with technology, and hybrid delivery methods will be implemented where practical.  Courses that include clinical experiences will require preceptors to observe proper techniques, verify appropriate interpersonal skills, confirm ethical practices, and recommend that the student has mastered the required skills.