Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training

*No longer enrolling new or transfer students

Student taping another students ankle in the athletic training laboratory

The Athletic Training program promotes a comprehensive academic program which prepares you for a professional career in athletic training. You are educated to function in a variety of settings in athletic training, sports medicine, and allied health fields or to advance to higher education.

New students seeking enrollment

On May 20, 2015 the Strategic Alliance for Athletic Training announced a decision to establish the professional degree for athletic training at the master’s level as an entry point for athletic training professionals. 

The Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) degree program has been approved by the University of Cincinnati Board of Trustees and by the Ohio Department of Higher Education. The program has completed the degree advancement process with the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (the CAATE). Therefore, starting in the fall 2017, UC will no longer be accepting applications to the athletic training bachelor's degree program. It is anticipated that the inaugural class of MSAT students will be admitted in the summer semester (May) of 2020. If you are visiting this page as a prospective student we encourage you to consider the health sciences degree which will fulfill the undergraduate requirements for Master of Science in Athletic Training programs.

If you graduate in the Athletic Training program you will be qualified to sit for the Board of Certification (BOC) exam, state licensure granted by the Ohio OT, PT, and AT board, and the NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. Upon receiving BOC certification and respective state licensure, if you graduate you will be eligible for employment at any competition level of sports as well as diverse clinical settings. The program also prepares you for graduate studies in the areas of physical therapy, research, exercise physiology, and biomechanics.

Being a student at the University of Cincinnati means that you get to enjoy the perks of a top research university with a unique urban campus with a diverse and vibrant student life experience.

The student life experience is enriched by the University of Cincinnati’s over 600 student organizations. There is truly something for everyone here.

In the College of Allied Health Sciences, each major has at least one academic student organization. These organization’s allow students to get more engaged with the profession, attend conferences and get involved in the community.

Athletic Training majors are able to join the following academic student organizations. 

The curriculum in athletic training program combines coursework in areas such as athletic health and safety, exercise physiology and emergency management with a minimum of six semesters of clinical education experiences.

If you are formally admitted into the athletic training professional cohort you will be permitted to enroll in the advanced athletic training classes and be assigned to advanced clinical experiences. The clinical sites for the Athletic Training Program include the University of Cincinnati's Department of Athletics NCAA Division I-A intercollegiate sports program and multiple sites in the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky community. Upon completion of the academic and clinical coursework you will perform a twelve credit hour internship in an athletic training setting.

UC BSAT Program BOC Exam Pass Rate
  Class of 2016 Class of 2017 Class of 2018 3 Year Aggregate
# of Graduates 13 7 17 37
# taking BOC Exam 13 7 17 37
% taking BOC Exam 100% 100% 100% 100%
# passing on 1st attempt 13 5 9 27
% passing on 1st attempt 100% 71% 53% 73%
# passing after all attempts 13 7 16 36
% passing after all attempts 100% 100% 94% 97%
UC BSAT Program Retention & Graduation Rate
  Class of 2016 Class of 2017 Class of 2018  3 Year Aggregate
# of Students entering program year 1 14 15 21 50
# of Students returning year 1 to 2 13 9 17 39
% of students returning year 1 to 2 92.9% 60.0% 81.0% 78.0%
# of Students returning year 2 to 3 13 7 17 37
% of students returning year 2 to 3 100.0% 77.8% 100.0% 94.9%
Overall % Student Retention year 1 to 3 92.9% 46.7% 81.0% 74.0%
# of students graduated 13 7 17 37
% of students graduated (graduated/enrolled) 92.9% 46.7% 81.0% 74%
UC BSAT Graduate Placement Rate
  Class of 2016 Class of 2017 Class of 2018  3 Year Aggregate
# of Graduates 13 7 17 37
# employed as AT 8 6 7 21
% employed as AT 61.5% 85.7% 41.2% 56.8%
# employed as AT in graduate or residency program 4 1 7 12
% employed as AT in graduate or residency program 30.8% 14.3% 41.2% 32.4%
# enrolled in other professional degree programs 0 0 2 2
# not employed due to military service 0 0 0 0
# employed in other than AT 0 0 1 1
# not employed 0 0 0 0
unknown 1 0 0 1


The University of Cincinnati Athletic Training Program is currently accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), 6850 Austin Center Blvd., Suite 100, Austin, TX 78731-3101. 

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Linda Threm

Program Coordinator, Department of Rehabilitation, Exercise & Nutrition Sciences

3202 Eden Avenue | Cincinnati, OH 45267

(513) 558-7767