AT Program Requirements
Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training
The AT Program has both a didactic and psychomotor component. Each student completes 4 semesters of Clinical Experiences as required for completion of the degree. The AT Steering Committee assigns clinical experiences beginning the fall semester of the Junior Year. (Note – clinical education experiences may begin prior to or extend beyond the academic calendar. Clinical Preceptors determine start and end dates of clinical responsibilities. Participation points in clinical experience courses promote academic accountability and compliance with expected participation dates).
Students are required to complete all program requirements listed below before beginning required Clinical Experience. Some program requirements incur additional expenses to the student, above those already paid to the University through tuition, fees and laboratory/equipment course fees. The actual expenses may vary, however the AT Program provides good-faith estimates.
- Students must provide a copy of the HIPAA certificate (UF’s myTraining) and signed Confidentiality (health) Statement (UF Privacy).
Meet Technical Standards with or without accommodations
Comply with all AT Program Policies and Procedures
Bloodborne Pathogens Training Annually
- Completed as a component of Principles of Athletic Training in Summer B and/or Clinical Experience I and III
Health Insurance (cost: variable) UF Student Health Insurance
- AT Program encourages all AT students to have and maintain current health insurance; the AT Program does NOT provide or cover the cost of care or services for an AT student with an injury/illness.
Immunizations (cost: variable; less than $30)
- Documented immunization also includes current season’s quadrivalent formulation of the flu vaccine (annually) and a negative two-step tuberculin skin test (PPD) within 3-months of UF Health & Shands clinical experiences.
Level II Background Check (approximate cost is $60)
- Admission letters provide the student with the process for completing the Background check. Students must successfully complete the Level II Background Check to progress in the AT Program.
Professional Liability Insurance (annually – approximately $15/year)
- Athletic Training Students purchase Professional Medical Liability Insurance as part of the AT Program Blanket Student Policy provided through HPSO.
Emergency Cardiac Care (ECC) Certification
Emergency Cardiac Care (ECC) Certification. Students must maintain current and continuous certification throughout the duration of the AT Program. ECC must include a didactic and psychomotor component that meets the requirements listed below; 100% online courses do not meet this requirement.
ECC certification must include the following (as written on the Board of Certification website: www.bocatc.org)
- Adult & Pediatric CPR
- 2nd Rescuer CPR
- Airway Obstruction
- Barrier Devices (e.g., pocket mask, bag valve mask)
Acceptable ECC providers are those adhering to the most current International Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiac Care. The two most common courses that meet these requirements are:
- CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and Healthcare Provider (American Red Cross)
- BLS Healthcare Provider (American Heart Association)
Please note that other courses offered by the American Red Cross and the American Heart Association may not meet all of the above requirements. Please verify correct course enrollment by checking the Board of Certification website.
Professional Memberships (total approximately $85/year):
- National Athletic Trainers’ Association (www.nata.org)
- Southeast Athletic Trainers’ Association (www.seata.org)
- Athletic Trainers’ Association of Florida (www.ataf.org)
Athletic Training Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA) Book (approximately $17)
- Purchased after formal admission, as a component of ATR 3102 Principles of Athletic Training
Professional Development (approximately $300/year)
- Travel to and participation in the SEATA Student Workshop