AT Program Prospective Students

Bachelor’s Athletic Training Program (AT Program)

2C_CAATE_Seal_Accr Progam_VFWelcome to the University of Florida’s Athletic Training Program (AT Program) website. We are extremely excited about your interest in the field of athletic training and our program at the University of Florida. Our program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education Programs (CAATE) and is designed to develop and prepare individuals for a career as an athletic trainer.

We pride ourselves in challenging our students academically and clinically, through intensive study and practice in the domains of athletic training and related fields. Through the integration and synthesis of the information taught and skills learned our students become proficient in clinical decision making and critical thinking.

Please review the information provided on our website (i.e., Admission Requirements, Observational Opportunities, etc) by navigating through the links to the left. Any prospective student interested in the AT Program is encouraged to contact the Athletic Training Program Director, Dr. Patricia M. Tripp ( with questions. Current University of Florida students planning to apply to our program should schedule an advising appointment with the Applied Physiology and Kinesiology Academic Advisor to ensure you meet pre-requisite curriculum requirements for admission. Potential transfer students should refer to the information on the University of Florida Admissions, Department of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology “Transfer Admission Requirements” and the Athletic Training “Admissions Requirements” web pages for more information (i.e., application information, deadlines, etc). Transfer students are encouraged to contact the Department of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology Academic Advisor ( with curriculum and College Admissions questions.

Board of Certification Pass Rates

Initial Graduate Placement

Student Athletic Trainers’ Organization (SATO)

Any student interested in becoming a part of the Athletic Training student club SATO is encouraged to attend the monthly meetings, contact the Pre-AT Outreach Coordinator (listed below) or email the Faculty Advisor and AT Program Director, Dr. Patricia Tripp ( Our student organization is open to Pre-Athletic Training Students, Athletic Training Students and Graduate Athletic Training Students at the University of Florida. SATO serves the University of Florida students interested in furthering the Athletic Training Profession. The mission of SATO is to increase awareness of Athletic Training at the University and in surrounding communities, foster the interests of its members, and support the local community by volunteering at athletic events and spearheading other service projects. The members of SATO attend an annual Athletic Training Student Symposium, which serves to promote professional development, academic growth and enhance networking opportunities with faculty, students, and healthcare professionals across the country.

2016-2017 SATO Officers

President: Jackson Whaley |
Vice President:: Nick Ricca |
Treasurer: Marco Corda |
Secretary/Historian: Taillon Bernier |
Professional Development Coordinator: Marissa Abbondanzio |
Pre-AT Outreach Coordinator: Alyssa Adams |