Certification & Licensure
To become a Certified Athletic Trainer, you must successfully pass the national athletic training Board of Certification Examination. You are eligible to take the exam upon enrollment in the final semester of coursework. Details about the examination and registration can be found at the Board of Certification website.
Following successfully passing the Board exam, a final transcript must be requested from Enrollment services and sent to the Board of Certification.
A license to practice athletic training is required in nearly all states. Graduates are encouraged to contact the state government website where they plan to practice. For Wisconsin residents, see the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services website.
For other related certifications:
- American College of Sports Medicine
- National Strength and Conditioning Association