Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training

ATEP grads 2020

The undergraduate Athletic Training Program (BS in Athletic Training) at William Paterson University is 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.

Accelerated 3+2 BS in Sports Medicine / MS in Athletic Training Information

Incoming freshmen for fall 2020 who wish to pursue a Master of Science in Athletic Training (MS in AT) must enroll in the Bachelor of Science in Sports Medicine (BS in SMED) leading to preparation for the MS in AT. The BS in SMED is an accelerated program.

For curricular information, please see the link: 
Accelerated 3+2 BS in Sports Medicine/MS in Athletic Training Curriculum Control and Course Sequence

Please c
ontact Dr. Jaclyn Morrissette, Program Director at morrissettej1@wpunj.edu or
(973) 720-2105 for curricular questions and information. 

Board of Certification Examination Data

CAATE Accreditation Status

Student Graduation, Retention, and Placements Rates

ATEP Handbook

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The Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP) at William Paterson University (WPUNJ) is housed in the Department of Kinesiology which is in the College of Science and Health. The program is a professional preparation program which is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) located at 6850 Austin Center Blvd., Suite 100, Austin, TX 78731-3184. The program will have its next comprehensive review during the 2026-2027 academic year.

Students complete a course of study in athletic training and kinesiology, which leads to a Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training. Upon successful completion of the program, students are eligible to take the Board of Certification (BOC) examination.

After acceptance into the program's Professional Preparation Phase, students must successfully complete the program requirements in order to graduate with a degree in athletic training. The program consists of two components which are integral to the students’ professional education. The program components include didactic (classroom) education and clinical education experiences. These components are described in the section titled “Program Student Requirements, Responsibilities, and Policies.”

Fall 2019