Future Student Resources
What is Athletic Training?
Certified Athletic trainers provide care under the direction of a physician in a variety of settings to physically active individuals with muscle-skeletal injuries. Certified Athletic Trainers exhibit a mastery of skills and knowledge within 6 domains.
- What are the (6) Athletic Training Domains?
- Prevention of Athletic Injuries
- Recognition, Evaluation, Assessment
- Immediate Care
- Treatment, Rehabilitation, Reconditioning
- Organization and Administration
- Professional Development and Responsibility
What coursework will I be required to take?
As with any health care profession, EIU athletic training students are expected to excel in the classroom. Eastern's Accredited Athletic Training Education Program requires instruction in:
- Athletic Training Practicum
- Basic Care and Prevention of Injuries
- Athletic Training as a Profession
- Medical Terminology
- Therapeutic Exercise
- Therapeutic Modalities
- Lower Extremity Injury Recognition
- Upper Extremity Injury Recognition
- Seminar in Sports Medicine
- Fitness for Life
- Sports Psychology
- Nutrition for Physical Performance
- Exercise Physiology
- Human Physiology
- Human Anatomy
- General Medical
- Human Health
- Physical Fitness Appraisal
- Exercise Program Design
- Measurement and Evaluation
EIU Athletic Training Board of Certification Pass Rate
Upon graduation from the CAATE accredited athletic training program, students must pass the Board of Certification Examination. The current 3 year aggregate first time pass rate for EIU students is 80%
How can I become admitted into Eastern's ATEP?
- Professional GPA (3.0 minimum)
- Cumulative GPA (2.75 minimum)
- Enrollment as a Kinesiology and Sports Studies Major
- Completion of Basic Athletic Training Skill Requirements
- Minimum of 65 observation hours under a Licensed EIU Certified Athletic Trainer
What are the student costs involved?
Potential costs associated with the program include but not limited to the following:
- Tape Fee for KSS 2135 = $10.00
- Tape Fee for KSS 2136 = $20.00
- Kits & Scissors (if choose to purchase) = $65.00
- Polos, Khaki Shorts, Khaki Pants, Outdoor Wear (will vary for each student)
- CPR & First Aid Certification Cards = $4.00
- Semester Dues for Membership in the Student AT Club = $13.00/semester
- Professional Liability Insurance for Off-Campus Clinical Experience = $35.00
- Lodging, Meals, Registration for Professional Development Opportunities (will vary for each student – students not required to participate)
- Application/Registration for BOC Examination ($335.00)
Students are not required to purchase kits or scissors. Professional development opportunities are highly suggested but students are not required to participate.
How do I find more out about the ATEP at Eastern Illinois University?
You can call:
Lee Ann Price ATEP Director