Mission and Goals


  • To provide students with the fundamental knowledge, concepts, and skills grounded in evidence-based practice as determined by the Athletic Training governing bodies: Board of Certification (BOC), Commission on Accrediting Athletic Training Education (CAATE) and the Educational Council.
  • To prepare students for employment in entry-level athletic training positions located in a variety of clinical healthcare settings and/or for the pursuit of advanced degrees in athletic training or health-related professions.
  • To provide practical experience and ethical reflection to enable graduates to assume leadership roles in various health care settings to enhance the quality of patient health care and to advance the profession of athletic training.


  • Meet and exceed minimal requirements for program accreditation by CAATE.
  • Engage, challenge, and support students to successfully complete their degree to sit for and pass the NATABOC examination
  • Prepare students for success in a variety of athletic training opportunities by:
    • Providing clinical rotations in high schools, universities, hospitals, and sports medicine clinics which allows for a diverse clinical background
    • Consistently providing challenging course work
    • Exposing the athletic training student to other health care professionals in the classroom and clinical settings
  • Provide an opportunity for students to develop optimal clinical skills in various domains of athletic training
  • Place students in supervised situations which encourages professional and ethical behavior, common sense, rational thinking and problem solving skills.

Athletic Training Admissions


To request Undergraduate information click here or email admissions@PhilaU.edu.

To request Graduate information click here or email gradadmin@philau.edu.