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All athletic training/sports medicine students must complete the following steps in order to be eligible for admission into the didactic,clinical, and field components of the program:

1. Cumulative 2.5 GPA
2. Satisfactory “S” grade in PET 1638 Introduction to Clinical Athletic Training. This course includes five (5) laboratory sessions and 40 clock hours (documented)of athletic training clinical observation within a designated five week period (Fall and Spring semesters). During the clinical observation period, students will be graded on selected competencies and proficiencies.
3. Completed athletic training/sports medicine application at the end of Fall or Spring semester (by specific announced deadline).
4. Interviews with the Athletic Training/Sports Medicine Admission Committee will be based on individual applications/portfolios.
5. Based upon the above steps 1-4, athletic training/sports medicine students will be formally admitted at the end of the Fall and Spring semesters.
6. All admitted athletic training/sports medicine students must complete program Technical Standards (see Policies and Procedures on website).
7. All junior college/transfer students must complete the same didactic, clinical, and field experiences as resident students. Completion of clinical courses
requires a minimum of six (6) semesters. Due to CAAHEP accreditation standards, all athletic training/sports medicine core courses required for the major must be taken here at The Florida State University.
8. Athletic training/sports medicine students who are admitted at the end of the Fall semester must complete PET 4623 Athletic Training II in their first summer semester following formal admission in order to maintain clinical course sequencing.
9. All students can

Unique FSU Athletic Training Experiences For Student Athletic Trainers

  • Acquire knowledge and skills under the direct supervision of 13 NATABOC Certified Athletic Trainers with various expertise and backgrounds
  • Gain proficiencies working with elite NCAA Division I-A male and female athletes
  • Obtain hands on experience with various Atlantic Coast Conference / NCAA Championship teams
  • Attain clinical experience in the following local allied health / affiliate settings:

    Tallahassee Orthopedic Clinic
    Tallahassee Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy
    Tallahassee Orthopedic Outpatient Surgery Center
    Leon County High Schools
    Tallahassee Community College
    Fitness Etc. / Wellness Center
    Local Professional Teams
    Thagard Student Health Center

  • Outstanding academic reputation and state of the art facilities

    Post Graduate Opportunities

  • Eligible to sit for the NATABOC National Certification Examination
  • Graduate Assistantships / Master’s Degree at various higher education institutions
  • Employment in various athletic training / sports medicine settings including but not limited to:

    Clinical – Outreach
    High School
    University / College
    Professional Teams
    Industrial / Corporate
    Wellness / Fitness centers
    Other Allied Health Occupations

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