Athletic Training Program

The Athletic Training Program (ATP) at UWF is designed to prepare students for an entry-level career in the athletic training profession in high school, college/university, professional, industrial, or sports medicine clinic/outreach settings.

This program, specifically designed to meet national and state licensure requirements, includes a three-year comprehensive plan of study that combines classroom and clinical education components. This two-fold approach to education insures that each student is well prepared to provide quality care, prevention, and rehabilitation of injuries to the physically active individual.

Classroom instruction involves quality interaction with NATABOC Certified Athletic Trainers, physicians (orthopedic, family practice, internal medicine, etc.), and other allied healthcare providers (physical therapists, occupational therapists, massage therapists, exercise physiologists, etc.) in providing the most current medical information related to athletic training. The clinical education component (under the direct supervision of BOC Certified Athletic Trainers and other allied healthcare providers) provides important hands-on experience in a variety of clinical education settings: intercollegiate athletics at UWF, area high schools, professional teams, and sports medicine clinics. The students' clinical education is specifically designed to reinforce and apply the concepts that are addressed in the classroom component.

Students graduating from this CAATE accredited program are eligible to sit for the National Athletic Trainers' Association Board of Certification (BOC) Certification Examination and athletic training state licensure/certification in Florida (as well as other states). For more specific requirements, visit the UWF Catalog.

Program Accreditation

In April, 2004, the undergraduate Athletic Training Program (ATP) received initial accreditation through the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). This accreditation enables students that complete the program to be eligible to sit for the NATABOC certification examination. On July 1, 2006 the ATP transitioned to the newly implemented accrediting body known as CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education). On August 7, 2009, UWF’s ATP was granted reaccreditation for 10 years, the maximum period allowed by CAATE.

Board of Certification (BOC) Pass Rates

BOC pass rate results are based on the Class Cohorts and do not reflect annual graduation results.

Download the current BOC Pass Rates document (PDF)

Student Manuals and Evaluation Forms:

Application Procedures and Program Admission Forms:

Related Links:

Professional Links of Interest

Career Opportunities:

  • Team Athletic Trainers
  • Rehabilitation Agencies
  • Physicians' Groups
  • Private Practices

Athletic Training Program contact:

Rich Frazee
Phone: (850) 473-7245
Office: Building 72, Room 247