B.S. in Athletic Training

Athletic Training Lab

The Athletic Training (AT) Strategic Alliance released an official statement about the professional degree for athletic training. The AT Strategic Alliance is made up of the Board of Certification (BOC), Commission on Accreditation on Athletic Training Education (CAATE), National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) and the NATA Research & Education Foundation. The current Standard 2 states "CAATE accredited professional athletic training programs must result in the granting of a master's degree in Athletic Training."

In order to maintain and continue our CAATE accredited professional (undergraduate) Athletic Training Program (ATP), and prepare this important degree transition, Fall 2017 was last admission for the B.S. in Athletic Training.

Note: Current SJSU students may declare B.S. in Athletic Training, but only students who are formally admitted into the Athletic Training Program (ATP) through our secondary ATP admission will be granted a B.S. in Athletic Training.

Our Professional Athletic Training Program (ATP) leads to eligibility to sit for the Board of Certification (BOC) examination and to enter the profession of athletic training.

The emphasis is placed on developing cognitive skills, psychomotor mastery, and affective values in:

  • Injury Prevention;
  • Clinical Evaluation and Diagnosis;
  • Immediate Care;
  • Treatment, Rehabilitation, and Reconditioning;
  • Organization and administration; and
  • Professional Responsibility.

Student education occurs in courses and in a variety of clinical experineces. Our program prepares students for entry-level careers in the care, prevention and rehabilitation of athletic injuries. San Jose State University Professional Athletic Training  Program is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) through August 2019.  CAATE, 2210 Double Creek Drive, Suite 5006, Round Rock, TX 78664 (512) 733.9700.


SJSU ATP Board of Certification (BOC) Examination Report


Number of Students Graduating From Program

Number of Students First Time Taking BOC Exam

Number of Students Who Passed on First Attempt

SJSU First Attempt Pass Rate on BOC Exam

Number of Students Who Passed BOC Exam

SJSU Overall Pass Rate on BOC Exam

 2015-2016 13 13 13 100% 13 100%
 2014-2015 14 14 11 79% 13 93%
 2013-2014 14 13 10 77% 11 85%
 Total  41 40 34 85% 37 92%