Athletic Training Major


The athletic training major prepares students for a career in athletic training, an allied health care profession. We are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).  Program admission is competitive and the number of qualified applicants admitted is limited.


BS in Athletic Training Program Update

As announced on May 20, 2015, the Strategic Alliance (BOC, CAATE, NATA and NATA Foundation) has determined that the professional degree for Athletic Training be at the master’s degree. The last cohort of students who will be able to apply to the undergraduate athletic training program at Radford University will apply in November of 2018 with an acceptance date of January 2019.  This last cohort will graduate in the spring of 2021.  Starting in the in the fall of 2018 freshman students currently enrolled at Radford University will have to apply to the proposed Master of Science in Athletic Training Program once they graduate. 


Admission to Athletic Training Program

Admission into our program is very competitive and currently only accepts a maximum of 20 students per year. You will apply to the program at the end of the fall semester of your sophomore year. You must have an overall GPA of 3.0 (as of Fall 2016) on all university work attempted to be eligible to apply to the program. In addiiton, you must pass all of your athletic training coursework with a grade of "C" or better once accepted into the program. Applications are only accepted once a year.

Athletic Training Clinical Experience

Our students have access to different types of experience such as having the opportunities to work with upper extremity, lower extremity and equipment intensive sports at Radford University and Virginia Tech. Our students have 830+ hours of clinical experience by the time they are ready to graduate.

BOC Pass Rates, Graduation, Retention, and Employment Rates

The aggregate is calculated by the number of students passing the exam in past three years divded by the total number of students taking the exam. Programs must meet or exceed a three-year aggregate of 70 percent first-time pass rate of the BOC exam.

Three year aggregate employment rates.

Three year aggregate graduation and retention rates.