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EIU Department of Kinesiology and Sports Studies

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
  • Biomechanics
  • Sports Psychology
  • Nutrition for Physical Performance
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Kinesiology
  • Human Physiology
  • Human Anatomy
  • Pharmacology
  • General Medical
  • Human Health
  • Physical Fitness Appraisal
  • Exercise Program Design
  • Measurement and Evaluation

EIU Athletic Training Board of Certification Pass Rate

Category 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 3-year Aggregate
Number of students graduating from program 16


14 43
Number of students graduating who took the BOC exam


11 15 40

Number of students who passed BOC exam on the first attempt




Percentage of students who passed BOC exam on the first attempt 64 55 47 55
Number of students who passed regardless of the number attempts


8 9


Percentage of students who passed regardless of the number of attempts 79 73 60 70

Eastern Illinois University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).  The program has been placed on Probation as of February 19, 2016 by the CAATE, 6850 Austin Center Blvd., Suite 100, Austin, TX 78731-3101.  This probationary status is due to the first-time pass rate for the BOC examination being below 70% per CAATE standards.

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:

  1. Tape Fee for KSS 2130 and 2135 = $25.00 each
  2. Tape Fee for KSS 2136 = $15.00
  3. Kits & Scissors (if choose to purchase) = $65.00
  4. Polos, Khaki Shorts, Khaki Pants, Outdoor Wear (will vary for each student)
  5. CPR & First Aid Certification Cards = $5.00
  6. Semester Dues for Membership in the Student AT Club = $20.00/semester
  7. Professional Liability Insurance for Off-Campus Clinical Experience = $35.00 
  8. Lodging, Meals, Registration for Professional Development Opportunities (will vary for each student – students not required to participate)
  9. Application/Registration for BOC Examination = $350.00

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
(217) 581-7615

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Contact Information for Kinesiology and Sports Studies

Department of Kinesiology and Sports Studies

2506 Lantz Building
Charleston, IL
(217) 581-2215
Fax: (217) 581-7973

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