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The Department of Health & Human Performance at Norwich University offers programs in:

Athletic TrainingExercise ScienceHealth Science Physical Education Master of Athletic Training*

*A program introduced fall 2019, offered as an accelerated BS-to-MAT 3+2 program for Norwich Health Science students. A two-year Master of Athletic Training degree for post-graduates will begin in fall 2022.


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THE ATHLETIC TRAINING PROGRAM at Norwich empowers you build the skills and knowledge to make a positive impact on the lives of physically active people.

As of November 2019, the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) has granted approval for Norwich University to offer the Master of Athletic Training degree. Starting fall 2019, all Athletic Training candidates will matriculate as a Health Sciences student in preparation for the Athletic Training graduate program. The Bachelor of Athletic Training will be phased out with the last class graduating in spring 2022. All students currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training program will be eligible to sit for the Board of Certification (BOC) exam upon graduation. Current students should reference information on this web page and/or the course catalog for the year they started the Athletic Training Program for information on their degree completion. All prospective Master of Athletic Training students should reference information on the Master of Athletic Training Program page. 

As of February 11, 2020 Norwich University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The program has been placed on Probation as of February 11, 2020, by the CAATE, 6850 Austin Center Blvd., Suite 100, Austin, TX 78731-3101.

The probation status is a result of non-compliance with Standard 11, which states that programs must meet or exceed a three year aggregate of 70 percent first-time pass rate on the BOC examination. Our most recent pass rate data can be found under Athletic Training Program Outcomes.

Through classroom and clinical training, you’ll learn by doing and become a highly qualified and multi-skilled healthcare professional. Collaborating with other health and medical professionals, athletic trainers provide preventative services, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention, and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions to athletes and other physically active persons. You will enhance lives.

  • Program Details

    Overview

    The Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP) at Norwich University develops the skills of students to recognize, prevent, evaluate, and rehabilitate athletic injuries. Students also develop expertise in health-care administration and professional ethics throughout the program.

    Athletic Training majors are required to take classes in anatomy, physiology, biology, and chemistry. Students also take part in six semesters of clinical rotations in a variety of settings. These include high school and college athletics, rehabilitation clinics, and hospitals, among others. Within these supervised settings, Athletic Training majors evolve their clinical skills while also developing their rational-thinking and problem-solving skills. After completing the required coursework, ATEP students are eligible to sit for the Board of Certification Exam. 

    Accreditation

    Norwich University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) and our undergraduate ATEP has been accredited since 2005.

    Program Handbook

    The NUATEP Student Handbook (PDF) outlines program information for Norwich University Athletic Training students, including all policies and procedures. Each student receives a hard copy of this handbook as they enter the professional phase of Norwich’s Athletic Training education program in the fall of their sophomore year.

    Secondary Application

    The Athletic Training Education Program at Norwich is a professional degree program. As such, all first-year students go through a secondary application process in the spring semester. This ensures that only qualified students enter the professional phase of the program and that they have the required skills to successfully meet the challenges of the program’s academic courses and clinical experiences.

    The secondary application process includes an interview, review of relevant course work, and submission of resume and application letter. Review of applications and interviews are done by the Sports Medicine Department faculty and Clinical Preceptors.

    Additional Costs

    In this professional degree program, Athletic Training students should expect additional costs on top of their tuition, books, and room and board. These expenses include, but are not limited to, travel expenses to clinical sites, uniform cost, and equipment costs.

     

  • Clinical Sites & Preceptors

    Green Mountain Family Practice and Norwich University Infirmary

    Located in Northfield, Vt., in close proximity to the Norwich campus, Green Mountain Family Practice works in conjunction with Norwich University to provide health care to NU students. Athletic Training students work with the doctors, physician assistants, nurses, and medical assistants as part of a general medical rotation. Clinical Preceptors: Deb O’Hara, PA and Timothy Partridge, MD.

    U-32 Middle/High School

    Located just outside Montpelier, Vt., U-32 educates 850 students in grades 7-12. Thirty girls and boys sports are offered at the varsity, junior varsity, and middle school levels. Clinical Preceptor: Caitlin Roberts, ATC.

    Harwood Union Middle/High School

    Located in Moretown, Vt., Harwood Union educates students in grades 7-12. Twenty-eight (28) girls and boys sports are offered at the varsity, junior varsity, and middle school levels. Clinical Preceptor: Danielle LaFlamme, ATC.

    Norwich University

    The Norwich University Athletic Training Room is our primary clinical site. Four full time Certified Athletic Trainers (ATCs) and one intern ATC provide athletic training services to 20 men’s and women’s athletics teams. Clinical Preceptors/Instructors: Dave Botelho, MS, ATC; Nicole Therrien, MS, ATC; Kari Wentland, ATC, Shelby Alberghini, ATC, Jessica Hurlbert, ATC.

  • First-Year Requirements

    Students may declare as an Athletic Training Freshmen Fall Semester, but they must apply for entrance into the professional phase of the Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP) during the Freshmen Spring Semester. 

    By the Freshmen Spring Semester, students must have completed, or be enrolled in and achieved a minimum of a C grade in the following courses:  BI 215, BI 216, SM 136 SM 138, SM 139, SM 220.

    Students not meeting the minimum criteria (classes and grades) will need to correct any deficiencies before being considered for entrance into the professional phase of the Athletic Training Education Program.  Athletic Training students must adhere to the policies and procedures of the Athletic Training Education Program and of clinical sites.

  • View Catalog

    To view course offerings and a curriculum map for the Athletic Training major, see the Norwich University academic course catalog:

    View Catalog

  • Athletic Training Additional Costs List

    1st Year

    • CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer certification - $30.00
    • Workshops / Conferences - varies

    2nd Year

    • NATA Student Membership - $85.00
    • Castlebranch (background check, fingerprinting, immunizations, training for HIPPA, OSHA, BBP) - $150.00
    • Transportation to clinical sites - varies
    • Polo shirt - $25.00
    • Name tag - $5.00
    • Workshops / Conferences - varies
      • Suggested Items
      • Jacket / Rain gear (multi-season) – varies
      • Polo shirt / T-shirt - varies
      • Stethoscope and blood pressure cuff - $30.00
      • Goniometer - $10.00
      • Tape measure - $5.00
      • Scissors - $20.00
      • Tape cutter - $10.00
      • Pen light - $8.00
      • Multi-tool - $50.00
      • Fanny pack - $50.00

    3rd Year

    • CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer certification - $30.00
    • NATA Student Membership renewal - $64.00
    • Castlebranch renewal - $30.00
    • Transportation to clinical sites - varies
    • Workshops / Conferences - varies

    4th Year

    • CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer certification - $30.00
    • NATA Student Membership renewal - $64.00
    • Castlebranch renewal - $30.00
    • Transportation to clinical sites - varies
    • Workshops / Conferences - varies

  • Athletic Training Program Outcomes

     

    Program Retention Rate 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 3-year aggregate
    Number of students beginning program (cohort number) 16 9 5 30
    Number of students returning for subsequent year 2 8 8 5 21
    Program retention rate (%) 50% 89% 100% 80%
    Number of students returning for subsequent year 3 8 7 5 20
    Program retention rate per cohort (%) 50% 78% 100% 76%

    Information current as of: 9/27/2019

     
    BOC Exam Pass Rates 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 3-year aggregate
    Number of students graduating from program. 7 8 5 20
    Number of students graduating from program who took examination. 2 7 4 13
    Number of students who passed the examination on the first attempt. 1 5 3 9
    Percentage of students who passed the examination on the first attempt. 50 71 75 69
    Number of students who passed the examination regardless of the number of attempts. 2 5 4 11
    Percentage of students who passed the examination regardless of the number of attempts. 100 71 100 85

    Information current as of: 9/26/2019

     
    Student Graduation Rate 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 3-year aggregate
    Number of students graduating from program. 7 8 5 20
    Student Graduation Rate (%) 44 89 100 67

    Information current as of: 9/26/2019

     
    Student Employment Rate 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 3-year aggregate
    Number of students Employed as AT 1 3 1 5
    Student Employment Rate as AT (%) 33 38 50 38
    Number of students employed as other 1 3 0 4
    Student Employment Rate as other (%) 33 38 0 31
    Number of students not employed 0 1 1 2
    Student Not Employed Rate (%) 0 12 50 15

    Information current as of: 9/26/2019

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