Athletic Training Program
The Athletic Training Program (ATP) at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is nationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), joining the company of only 15 other nationally accredited undergraduate programs in Texas.
Athletic Trainers are health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to optimize activity and participation of patients and clients. Athletic training encompasses the prevention, diagnosis, and intervention of emergency, acute, and chronic medical conditions involving impairment, functional limitations, and disabilities (nata.org).
The Future of Athletic Training at Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi:
The Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Athletic Training Program is in an accreditation transition process following national AT Strategic Alliance (Board of Certification [BOC], Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training [CAATE], National Athletic Trainers Association [NATA] and NATA Foundation) guidance to deliver the curriculum content at the Master’s degree level.
The Athletic Training Program is anticipating the last cohort acceptance of undergraduate students in to the Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training major in the fall semester of 2016. The anticipated start date for the Master's program in Athletic Training is the summer of 2019.
Students who are either not admitted to the undergraduate program or attend TAMU-CC after the fall 2016 semester who wish to pursue a degree in athletic training are encouraged to major in the Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with a specialization in Pre-Allied Health. Upon completion of the Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology, students would be eligible to apply to the Master’s program in Athletic Training.
TAMUCC Athletic Training alum Shea Gembol is now is now a graduate assistant athletic trainer for the Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Washington.