Kinesiology: B.S. Athletic Training

Prospective Students


The Department of Kinesiology offers a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training as a four-year curriculum. The major consists of one semester of Pre-Athletic Training study, and 7 semesters once admitted to the Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP) leading to the completion of 130 credits and a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training degree. The program is accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Athletic Training Education.

Students should select “Pre-Athletic Training” as their intended major upon application to the University. The Athletic Training major incorporates general education requirements, kinesiology core courses, athletic training core courses, and free electives. Admission to the ATEP occurs via a competitive application process that begins during the fall semester, with formal application being made in December. Selected students begin the program each January. Once admitted, students must meet the academic and clinical education requirements, and adhere to the Athletic Training Student Code of Conduct. The senior year of the program consists of a capstone internship experience occurring at various sites throughout the state, region, and/or nation. Upon earning a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training degree, students are eligible to sit for the national Board of Certification examination.

Prospective students who are not able to answer their questions with the material available on this website are encouraged to submit their inquiries to atep-info@uwm.edu.