Students will need to research the admissions requirement for each graduate program they plan to apply to for admission. The suggested curriculum is like a medical-based education model in which students will most commonly take:
In addition, some programs require students have observational hours prior to admission.
The BOC is the only accredited certification program for athletic trainers in the United States. To attain the BOC certification, students must complete a Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) accredited, athletic training education program AND pass the BOC exam.
When can I take the BOC?
Students in their final semester in a CAATE-accredited program (Bachelors or Masters level) are eligible to apply for the BOC exam.
To apply to Athletic Programs, students can submit their application through the Athletic Training Centralized Application System (ATCAS). ATCAS opens on June 30, 2021 and closes on June 15, 2022. Each program sets their own deadline for admission.