This CAATE-accredited program will prepare you for a variety of entry-level positions in athletic training. In addition to academic studies and clinical training in the sciences and health-related disciplines, it includes coursework that will help you develop your ability to think critically, solve problems, and communicate effectively. After completing this program, you’ll be eligible to take the Board of Certification examination to become a certified athletic trainer.

Credit requirements

Graduation with a BS in Athletic Training requires a minimum of 128 credits. Each course in the specified curriculum (or transfer equivalent) must be included in this total. Credits are given for both academic and clinical preparation.

Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA)

A GPA of 2.0 must be attained by the junior year and maintained for graduation. This GPA must represent a record that contains no more than 12 credits with a grade of D. All required professional courses and all courses that begin with a AT prefix must be completed with a grade of C or better. You may repeat a course only once to meet the above requirements. Refer to the Athletic Training Academic Policy and Procedure Manual for further detail.


The curriculum includes a strong foundation in the basic sciences, plus applied scientific knowledge in health, health care, and athletic training—all the while emphasizing communication and critical thinking skills. You will take a minimum of 12 credits of electives.

Clinical experience

It begins in the second semester of freshman year and continues through your senior year. BU has more than 15 affiliated sites and 70 clinical instructors for athletic training students.

Study Abroad

BU offers outstanding study abroad programs, including science- and health care–related options. If travel interests you, we encourage you to meet with your advisor to work it into your study plan.

Technical Standards

Because athletic training is a physically, intellectually, and psychologically demanding profession, degree candidates must meet minimum standards in certain skills and abilities. See Technical Standards.

Note: Clinical costs are associated with this program. Please refer to the Athletic Training Academic Policy and Procedure Manual.