Undergraduate Athletic Training Education Program
Texas A&M Athletics is committed to "Building Champions" through academic achievement, athletic excellence and national recognition of student-athletes, teams and programs. Texas A&M's almost 650 student-athletes compete at the NCAA Division 1-A level in 20 varsity sports, and it is the job of the Texas A&M Athletic Training staff to keep the Aggies healthy.
The undergraduate athletic training program offers many great opportunities to those students who are interested in becoming a Texas state licensed athletic trainer. As a participant of the program, the student receives the opportunity to work directly with staff athletic trainers, physical therapists, nutritionists, physicians, and athletes on a daily basis. With the great athletic training staff at Texas A&M, the student will learn about the everyday operations, acute care, and continued healthcare of our athletes.
Students in the program have the opportunity to observe injury evaluations and assist in the rehabilitation and treatment of athletic injuries, which will help them if they desire to become a state licensed athletic trainer to practice in Texas, or earn experience hours to apply to an entry-level master’s program in athletic training to become a nationally certified athletic trainer to practice in any state including Texas.
How do you become part of the student athletic training program?
- You must apply and be accepted into Texas A&M University as a full-time student. We do not accept student athletic trainers into our program who have not been accepted into the university. We recommend you apply for early admissions to Texas A&M University. Contact the Admissions office at 979-845-1004 to request an application (and to find out its deadline) to submit for consideration into Texas A&M.
- You must fill out an application to be a part of our student athletic trainer program. You may download the student athletic trainer application here. Fill out the application in its entirety and submit it prior to the semester in which you will begin. You will be contacted later about the date and time of the student athletic trainer orientation/meeting that will be held at the beginning of each fall and spring semester. At this meeting further details will be provided to you about what is expected from you that semester.
- Along with your application you must submit a one page autobiography telling us a little about yourself and why you want to become an athletic trainer. Also, 3 letters of recommendation that can be mailed to Matt Kee.
Graduate Athletic Training Education Program
The MSAT program is a professional (entry-level) athletic training program for students who do not hold a bachelor’s degree in athletic training but who wish to pursue athletic training credentials by the Board of Certification (BOC) and pursue a career as a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC).