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Athletic training program announces professional program degree change

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

The Athletic training program, located in the College of Human Ecology has announced a change to their degree program. Following a decision from the National Athletic Trainers Association’s Athletic Training Strategic Alliance, a Master’s degree will be required to become eligible for certification as an Athletic Trainer starting in 2022.

Students looking to enroll in athletic training in the fall of 2018 or after will enroll in the Pre-Professional Bachelor’s degree program. In the spring of 2021, the first cohort of students will apply to begin the professional phase of the Master’s degree.

Students who are currently enrolled in the athletic training program will not be affected and with successful completion of the Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training, they will be eligible to sit for the board of Certification Exam.

The Athletic Training program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education and is the first school in Kansas to have approval for the Master’s Degree in Athletic Training.

Students interested in enrolling or transferring into the Athletic Training program should contact Phill Vardiman, pvardiman@k-state.edu for more information on the program change and the new requirements.

This article was posted on Tuesday, December 19, 2017, and is filed under College News, Food, Nutrition, Dietetics and Health.