The CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training) prepares skilled and qualified professionals to attend to the high school, collegiate, professional, or recreational athlete. As participation at all levels of exercise, athletics, and physical activity increases the need for specialized health care to these physically active individuals becomes more evident. Students take course work in prevention evaluation, management and rehabilitation of athletic injuries; as well as administration, education and counseling. Students must earn a grade of C (2.00) or better in each required KIN course and BMS 507-508. Students accumulate 1,000 hours of clinical athletic training experience in approved settings. Completion of the entire program qualifies students to take the NATA-BOC Certification Examination. Students are admitted to the university in athletic training with conditional status. Specific criteria must be met during the student's first year before she or he attains full-time status. It is very important that any interested students consult with the major coordinator, Daniel Sedory, as soon as possible.