Program Overview

Athletic Training Program


The Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Athletic Training Program will provide a challenging, comprehensive and student-centered learning environment that prepares students to excel at the professional level as a productive and engaged athletic trainer. This program incorporates the values of a supportive academic and clinical community which promotes professional leadership, and ethical conduct through an abundance of active learning opportunities. Students are prepared for employment in high schools, colleges, professional sports, medical clinics, advanced scientific study and for successful collaboration with other allied health practitioners and in diverse patient populations.

The AT Program is a selective and competitive admissions program that is one of only 16 Texas undergraduate programs nationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The AT Program at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi provides 121 credit hours of formal classroom instruction and a wide variety of hands-on experiences, including clinical time with the institution's 14 NCAA Division I intercollegiate sports teams as well as several other activity organizations such as cheer and dance. In addition to on-campus experiences, students get hands-on clinical experience at affiliate sites including physical therapy clinics, orthopedic clinics, family practice clinics, and local high schools.

Students successfully completing the program will earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training and will be eligible for Texas state licensure and national certification through the Board of Certification (BOC).

Program Outcomes:

  • To prepare AT students for graduate studies and/or employment in an athletic training related profession.
  • To prepare AT students for clinical education experiences in athletic training.
  • To prepare AT students to use written and verbal communication consistent with the language of allied health professionals.
  • To prepare students for professional practice by demonstrating appropriate foundational behaviors (Primacy of the Patient; Team Approach to Practice; Legal Practice; Ethical Practice; Advancing Knowledge; Cultural Competence; Professionalism).

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Apply appropriate preventative techniques, bracing, or taping to reduce the frequency or severity of athletic injuries
  • Perform a clinical evaluation of an athletic injury, formulate a clinical impression of the diagnosis, and make appropriate referral to physicians or other healthcare professionals as needed to best serve the patient.
  • Provide immediate care to athletic injuries, including the use of standard emergency procedures
  • Administer a therapeutic treatment, rehabilitation and reconditioning program in order to facilitate the recovery, function, and performance of the patient
  • Establish and manage policies and procedures for the delivery of healthcare services following accepted guidelines to promote safe participation, timely care, and legal compliance.
  • To nurture Athletic Training students who provide Evidence-Based health care, promote lifelong learning and continue to pursue in scholarly activities, service, and professional development.

Comprehensive Assessment Plan (pdf)