THE STUDENT ATHLETIC TRAINING EXPERIENCE
Student athletic trainers will gain hands-on experience working closely with student athletes while attending treatments, practices and games both at home and on the road with North Texas athletic teams. This opportunity provides the athletic training student with an invaluable learning experience while ensuring the safety of the student-athletes. While working alongside the athletic-training staff, student athletic trainers will learn and apply basic athletic training techniques, including injury prevention, evaluation and management.
The College of Education has developed an athletic-training track for kinesiology students who wish to pursue a career in athletic training. Within this track, you will meet the requirements set forth by the Texas Department of State Health Services and will be eligible to sit for the Texas State Licensure Exam. Athletic training students must maintain a 2.5 GPA and are required by the Texas Department of Health Services to compete five consecutive fall and spring semesters under the supervision of a certified athletic trainer. All coursework must be completed by 1 p.m. daily so that all student athletic trainers are available during afternoons, evenings, and weekends.
Scholarships are available to athletic training students. Generally, scholarships are reserved for second and third year students.
Student athletic training applications are due by May 1 and November 1 of spring and fall semesters.