Schools that offer programs in athletic training include the University of Texas at Austin, Pennsylvania State University, Indiana University in Bloomington and California State University in Fullerton. The athletic training program at the University of Texas at Austin is offered through the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, while Pennsylvania State University's program is through the Department of Health and Human Development.
The athletic training program at the University of Texas-Austin leads to a bachelor of science degree. Its goal is to prepare students for careers as athletic trainers. Courses are taken throughout all 4 years and have clinical education components. Students who receive the degree are prepared to take state license examinations.
Pennsylvania State University accepts students into its athletic training bachelor degree program as long as space is available. The major requires five semesters of courses plus series of clinical rotations. Students can typically expect to spend at least 200 to 300 hours working on practicums during their last four semesters. Students in the program are eligible to take the Board of Certification exam for Athletic Trainer.
Other schools that offer programs in athletic training include Ohio State University, Liberty University, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor and University of South Florida.