The mission of Chapman University’s Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP) is to provide a comprehensive health care education that focuses on the physically active and prepares students for a rewarding career in sports medicine as a certified athletic trainer. Athletic trainers are healthcare professionals who focus on the prevention, clinical diagnosis and intervention of medical conditions involving impairment, functional limitations and disabilities. Chapman University’s ATEP is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education through May 2019.
To ensure high quality clinical instruction and the safety of patient care by athletic training students, prospective students wishing to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training must be officially accepted in to the Athletic Training Education Program. Athletic training students must meet competitive program admission requirements beyond Chapman University application standards via a second application process. For students entering the University from high school, this application process takes place during the 2nd semester of the student’s freshmen year at the university. For transfer students, this application process takes place prior to being accepted to the university. Transfer students must commit to completing the required six semesters of clinical rotations.
- Prepare students to successfully complete the Board of Certification (BOC) exam
- Produce high quality, ethical and professional certified athletic trainers for employment in diverse allied health settings
- Provide advising and guidance for students pursuing entrance into graduate school
- Build an appreciation for the athletic training contributions to sports medicine and allied health profession
- Foster the development of critical thinking and problem solving skills
- Encourage study abroad opportunities to develop an appreciation and understanding of international health care practices