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We thank you for your interest in the Athletic Training Program at the University of Central Florida.
The mission of the Program in Athletic Training is to prepare students to be competent and proficient Athletic Trainers (ATs) by providing comprehensive education in the eight content areas set forth by the Professional Education Council (PEC). These include Evidence-Based Practice, Prevention and Health Promotion, Clinical Examination and Diagnosis, Acute Care of Injuries and Illnesses, Therapeutic Interventions, Psychosocial Strategies and Referral, Healthcare Administration, and Professional Development and Responsibility. The Program faculty believes in providing students with enriching educational experiences which foster personal growth, communication skills, critical thinking skills, and professional ethics. The faculty are committed to facilitating the academic and professional growth of athletic training students so that our stakeholders can be assured that graduates are competent, proficient, and professional.
By combining excellence in teaching, use of the latest technologies available in education and outstanding clinical site affiliations, graduates of the athletic training program are fully prepared to take and pass the comprehensive Board of Certification (BOC) exam and be recognized as Certified Athletic Trainers (ATCs).
The education of an athletic trainer is as challenging as any in the medical field because of the multiple skills required. Courses in the Program in Athletic Training require two years, including summers, of full-time study and include both didactic and clinical education courses. Courses stress recognition and evaluation of injury, therapeutic modalities, therapeutic exercise, exercise science, administration and leadership. Each athletic training course emphasizes the skills and competencies necessary for successful clinical practice in a variety of settings. A significant and important aspect of the educational process is clinical experience under the direction of a Certified Athletic Trainer.
Program Contact Information
HPA-2 Room 118/119
Contact the program office for general program information and questions.
Undergraduate Student Support
Contact USS for undergraduate advising and general education questions.
Ms. Jennifer Plant, MS Ed, ATC, LAT, CSCS
HPA II - 122
Contact Jennifer for all clinical education questions.
Dr. Kristen C. Schellhase, Ed.D., ATC, LAT, CSCS
HPA II – 121
Contact Dr. Schellhase for specific program information and questions.