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JOIN ATP!Program Application and Procedures

Additional forms will be needed to complete the application process.

First Time BOC Certification Pass Rates
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Transfer student? If applying to the ATP, transfer students must complete 3-4 credit hours of general biology to meet the pre-requisite requirement. Also, students will need 4 hours of anatomy and physiology and 3 hours of introduction to athletic training or equivalent. For a complete list of transferable courses please refer to the most recent edition of our Undergraduate Catalog. For specific course transfer questions, please contact the ATP Director at 662-846-4555.
The plan of study for Athletic Training outlines course recommendations for each semester.
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As part of the CAATE standards, sudents will work with a variety of assigments. The clinical experience table demonstrates the type and sequencing of hands-on athletic training. It shows clinical experiences by season, nature of assignment, and student classification.
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Athletic Trainers work in traditional and non-traditional settings. Some include:

  • Professional Sports
  • Universities/Colleges
  • Secondary Schools
  • Health and Wellness Centers
  • Rehabilitation Clinics
  • Hospitals
  • Industries/Corporations
  • Military Branches

Professional Organizations & Websites

Dr. Mary L. Jones Interim Chair & Associate Professor Corrie Dalrymple, MS, ATP Director & Instructor
Gerald Jordan, MEd, ATC Head Athletic Trainer Abby Havard, MS, ATC Assistant Athletic Trainer & Instructor
Kalilah Kemp, MEd, ATC Clinical Education Coordinator & Instructor Tim Colbert, MS, Instructor
Richey Woods, MEd, ATC Adjunct Instructor

The primary mission of the Athletic Training Program is to provide quality educational experiences through which students may receive didactic instruction and obtain the clinical skills necessary to practice as an athletic trainer certified by the Board of Certification, Inc. (BOC) for Athletic Trainers. Through successful completion of the ATP, graduates are prepared to enter the profession of athletic training.