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