Athletic Training


The undergraduate athletic training program at Bowling Green State University suspended admission in summer 2016, voluntary withdrawing from the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). Incoming undergraduate students will no longer be permitted to declare athletic training as a major.

Bowling Green State University’s athletic training program is in the process of beginning a graduate-level professional program, we are expecting to begin enrollment Summer 2019. Please contact the program coordinator for additional information or questions related to the BGSU athletic training program.

The athletic training major, accredited by the CAATE, prepares students to enter the athletic training profession. Undergraduate athletic training students are educated in all aspects of the professional practice of a certified athletic trainer (ATC). Through a combination of extensive classroom and clinical experiences in athletic training, this undergraduate major provides students the necessary competencies to challenge the Board of Certification Examination. BGSU’s athletic training undergraduate program has been place on Probation as of February 19, 2016, by the CAATE (6850 Austin Center Blvd., Suite 100, Austin, TX 78731-3101).

Chris Schommer, M.Ed., ATC
Athletic Training Program Director

Board of Certification Examination Passing Rate

1Fields 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 3 year aggregate
Number of students admitted to the program 27 30 19 76
Number of students graduating from program 15 17 8
Number of students graduating from program who took examination
12 15
Percentage of students retained in the program 56% 57% 42% 60%
Number of students who passed the examination on the first attempt 10
14 4
Percentage of students who passed the examination on the first attempt 83%
93% 57% 82%
Number of students who passed examination regardless of the number of attempts
12 15
Percentage of students who passed the examination regardless of the number of attempts.
100% 100% 100%
Number of students employed within 6 months of graduation 11 14 7 32
The program’s employment/placement rate for the most recent three graduating cohorts within 6 months of graduation 73% 82% 88% 80%

Mission Statement

The mission of the Athletic Training program is to act as agents of change who will strive to fulfill this commitment through exemplary scholarship, creative endeavors, teaching, and service; as well as continue the long-standing tradition of excellence, including alumnus (1943) who were involved in the founding of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA).

Athletic Training Checksheet and Forms

The Athletic Training Checksheet is available here.

Athletic training Scholarships and Awards

The School of Human Movement, Sport, and Leisure Studies offers scholarships and awards in Athletic Training. Please feel free to browse the current list.

For Additional Information

Please use the Information Request Form to request information about this program. Your request will then be forwarded to the secretary of this program.

For Online Applications

If you are interested in pursuing your undergraduate education at BGSU, you can use the online application form.