The Professional Athletic Training Program (ATP) at the University of Connecticut is committed to providing students with a well-rounded educational experience. We are very proud of our program and its continued growth.
We are housed in the Department of Kinesiology, within the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources, which offers the students the chance to learn and interact with faculty in the areas of exercise science, athletic training, and physical therapy. Our faculty at UConn includes nationally renowned experts in exertional heat illnesses, hydration, sports nutrition, injury prevention/biomechanics, neuromuscular control, exercise physiology, physical therapy, and work/life balance. Our academically competitive professional program is currently accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The program is currently applying to the CAATE for a change in level of degree and is pending approval.
Our Athletic Training Program is currently in the process of transitioning to a Professional Master’s degree program, as was mandated by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). Therefore, our undergraduate program will cease to exist, and our last Professional Bachelor’s cohort is currently enrolled with an expected graduation in May 2020. We will not be accepting an undergraduate cohort during the 2018-2019 academic year. The first Master’s degree cohort will begin in May, 2019 with an expected graduation in May 2021.
Upon completion of theProfessional Master’s degree program, students will be eligible to sit for the Board of Certification (BOC) examination. Once a student successfully passes the BOC examination, they are eligible to apply for athletic training licensure. The program is proud of its 100% first-time pass rate since 2013 on the BOC exam for our undergraduate program, and will look to continue this tradition into our Professional Master’s degree program. To see the program’s BOC exam statistics click here.
For more information on our past Undergraduate program, such as classes and an example of our 4-year plan, please click here.
Athletic Training Profession
Athletic Training is an allied health care profession which has been formally recognized by the American Medical Association (AMA) since 1991. It is defined by the NATA as the “prevention, diagnosis, and intervention of emergency, acute, and chronic medical conditions involving impairment, functional limitations, and disabilities.” Athletic Trainers are often seen on the field helping in the treatment of sports-related injuries. Off the field, they also work with active populations in helping to bring injured people back to healthy activity or sports play. The Certified Athletic Trainer, in cooperation with physicians and other allied health care professionals, is an integral member of the health care team. You can learn more about the profession of Athletic Training and the organization itself by visiting the website of the National Athletic Trainer’s Association.
Please direct questions to:
Adam S. Lepley, PhD, ATC
Program Director | Athletic Training Program
Assistant Professor in Residence | Department of Kinesiology
Assistant Professor | Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
University of Connecticut
Office: 860.486.0019 | Adam.Lepley@uconn.edu