The Athletic Training Major at UNH is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). Effective in October 2021, the Athletic Training Program will begin the process of voluntary withdrawal of accreditation. The program will close permanently at the conclusion of Spring 2023.
University of New Hampshire is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). Students gain clinical experience in University Athletics, local high schools and other off-campus clinical sites. Successful completion of the entire program, including supervised clinical experience, qualifies students to take the Board of Certification (BOC) certification exam. Students who wish to pursue both BOC certification and public school teacher certification should also see the Department of Kinesiology Physical Education Option. This double course of study will require between five and six years.
Specific competitive criteria for earning full-time status must be met during the student’s first year before he or she may apply for full-time status in the major, which is awarded only to students demonstrating exemplary performance in classes and directed observation. Additionally, Major Technical Standards establish the qualities considered necessary for students to achieve the knowledge, skills, and competencies associated with the program. Candidates for full-time status will be required to verify they understand and meet these technical standards or that, with reasonable accommodation, they can meet them. Interested students should consult with program director, Ben Towne, regarding entry criteria and the technical standards.
Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE)
2001 K Street NW, 3rd Floor North
Washington, DC 20006 (512) 733-9700.