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Athletic Training

NOTE: After the April 2019 application period, students can no longer declare an undergraduate major in Athletic Training.
Instead, students interested in becoming athletic trainers are advised to complete a Bachelor's degree in Exercise and Sports Science with a Pre-Rehabilitation Sciences Concentration and later pursue admission to an entry-level AT Master's program.

Career Opportunities

Athletic Trainers are certified healthcare professionals that specialize in the prevention, diagnosis, clinical management and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries and medical conditions.
They work under the direction of a licensed physician and in cooperation with other healthcare professionals such as physical therapists and physician assistants, as well as working alongside school administrators, coaches and families typically in a high school setting.

While our office assists students seeking undergraduate degrees, we've created a guide that might be helpful for those planning to apply to graduate programs in the future:

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Visit the Health and Human Performance Department's website to find more detailed information about program policies, the application process, CAATE accreditation, and answers to frequently asked questions.

Declaring This Major

Schedule an appointment with a College of Education Advisor by calling 512.245.3050 or by stopping by the College of Education Advising Center in the Education building, suite 2143.

To ensure thorough understanding of degree and graduation requirements, students are required to meet with an Advisor before their record will be updated.  In this appointment, an advisor can answer questions about the degree program, update the student's curriculum record in the student information system, and assist with degree planning based on the new declaration.

Competitive Admission

Applications for admission to the Athletic Training program are due April 1st each year.  Twenty (20) new students are admitted to the Athletic Training Cohort annually and notified of their admission in mid-June.

Students desiring admission should first declare the Athletic Training major and complete the preliminary requirements listed in the Undergraduate Catalog, in addition to consulting with an Advisor about the application timeframe.

Statements of Understanding

Students wanting to declare into this degree program will be required to review and sign the Statement of Understanding form below during their advising appointment. This form is intended to provide helpful degree planning information to students early in their program to pave the way for successful planning and degree progress.

Degree Plan Checksheet

NOTE:  Information included on checksheets is subject to change. 
For the most updated information for each degree plan, students should refer to the appropriate Undergraduate Catalog and track their progress using a Degree Audit.  Additionally, we encourage all students to meet on a semester basis with their Academic Advisor.

Course Sequencing

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Minimum Requirements for Graduation

All Texas State students must meet the University's minimum Grade-Point Requirements for graduation [Texas State GPA of 2.00, GPA of 2.25 in the major(s), GPA of 2.00 in the minor(s)].


  1. A 2.75 Texas State GPA and 2.50 Overall GPA are required prerequisites for eligibility to apply to the program and/or continued degree progress and/or graduation
  2. Grades of 'B' or higher are required prerequisites for eligibility to apply to the AT program:
  • AT 1298
  • AT 2356
  • AT 2156
  • AT 2260
  • BIO 2430
  1. Grades of 'C' or higher are required in the following courses for continued degree progress:
  • MATH 1315
  • each of the Clinical Experience courses within the Athletic Training program

Additional Opportunities

To explore student organizations specifically related to exercise science, health promotion, and recreation visit the Department of Health and Human Performance website.

You can also view a more comprehensive list of all the student organizations available across the University through the Student Organizations Council website.

Course Substitution Requests

You may request evaluation of a course taken previously or that you plan to take to confirm whether it is equivalent to a degree requirement in your program.

If approved, provide documentation of that approval to the College of Education Advising Center in order for the course substitution to be reflected on your Degree Audit.

The instructions below are specific to the Athletic Training degree plan.
To request a substitution in a different College of Education program, select from our Majors and Programs list and scroll to the substitutions section at the bottom of that specific program page.

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