Accredited Athletic Training Programs in Pennsylvania

California University

Department Info Program Director
Department of Health Science &
Sport Studies (HSSS)
California, PA 15419

Kayla Shinew, PhD, AT, ROT
Professional Athletic Training Program Director
California University of PA
Hamer 114


Year of NATA Approval: 1983

Year of CAATE Accreditation: 1987

Degree Granted: BS in Athletic Training

Program Length: 4 years

Credits: 60 General Education, 60 Athletic Training, Total=120

Number of applications per year: about 25 freshman apply for upper level status 

Number accepted into program per year: 15-20

Pre-requisites/ Admissions: 3.0 QPA in AT courses during 1st year, observation assignment, interview

Students will also take a course to complete the National Academy of Sports Medicine Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES) requirements and are eligible to sit for the PES certification at the end of the junior year.

Direct Admission into Program: No. Students are admitted to professional phase after 1st year. 

Year accepted into program: Sophomore 

Transfers: Transfers must follow the regular program admission process.

Tuition: PA Resident - $2,777/semester, Non-Resident - $4,444/semester

Work study: Available base on financial need 

Financial Aid: Contact Financial Aid Office for the University (724)938-4415

Admission Material: for more information contact Program Director

Program Highlights:

All athletic training students earn PA certification as an EMT during the sophomore year. Student athletes are permitted and encouraged to major in athletic training. With 18 certified athletic trainers on campus, the program offers very low student to clinical instructor ratios. The University also offers an attractive dual major program where students earn a degree in Physical Therapist Assistant as well as Athletic Training.

Upon graduation, students are eligible to sit for the BOC examination.

Newly renovated Hamer Hall provides state of the art facilities for clinical education.
Athletic Training facility boasts a Kin-Com, Bio-Dex, and Swim-Ex therapy pool. 

Check out the University athletic training page


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