Athletic training is an undergraduate program leading to a bachelor of science. The program is formally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).
Students admitted to SUNY Cortland will be advised into coursework appropriate to the degree. However, to remain in the program and qualify for the clinical experience, students must complete an internal application review by the selection committee which takes place during the fall of each semester.
At the completion of the program, students are eligible for the Board of Certification Examination. The program is also recognized by the New York State Education Department for Registration as a license-qualifying program for professional purposes.
The number of students admitted into the program is governed by CAATE Standards. The ratio of students/instructor is maintained at approximately 8:1.
Additional information regarding the Program mission, objectives, the selection process and the technical standards which establish the essential qualities considered necessary for students admitted to the program are available at www.cortland.edu/kin/ or from the athletic training program director.
- Candidates must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5.
- Candidates must have a minimum grade of C- in all professional course work.
- Candidates must earn a minimum grade of B- in ATR 221 and corresponding laboratory.
- Candidates must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.75 in the courses used to calculate the major grade point average as defined on the Curriculum Advising and Program Planning (CAPP) report.
- Candidates must show proof of current certification (most current national guidelines) in the following emergency skills at the time of application: First Aid, Adult, Child and Infant CPR (including two-person CPR, pocket mask and bag valve mask skills), and AED Essentials. Students must complete the certification through either the American Red Cross or the American Heart Association. The Athletic Training program will not accept an on-line CPR/AED certification. Candidates may receive the correct certifications by completing the HLH 120: Responding to Emergencies course offered on campus.
- Candidates must complete 75 hours of directed clinical observation.
- Candidates for the program must complete the internal application form, attaching a transcript (transfer students only) of courses completed, and a statement of related experiences and future goals.
- Three recommendations from faculty members at Cortland or prior college and/or high school faculty/staff should be attached.
- Students will verify that they understand the health requirements and the technical standards necessary for selection into the program.
- A selection committee will evaluate the applications, evaluate the clinical abilities of the students, screen and interview students to determine acceptance into the program. Applicants will be notified of the selection committee’s decision, which will be final for that year. Students may reapply the following year.
- Applications will be reviewed at the end of the fall semester.
- Prospective candidates must be aware that, upon acceptance into the athletic training program, there will be additional costs associated with items such as professional memberships, uniforms, liability insurance, travel, etc.