Accredited Athletic Training Programs in Pennsylvania

Duquesne University

Department Info Program Director
John G. Rangos,Sr. School of Health Science
Department of Athletic Training
Pittsburgh, PA 15282-0012
(412) 396-4766
Jason Scibek, ATC
Department Chair and Associate Professor
Phone: 412-396-5960
Fax: (412) 396-4160

Accreditation: Year of initial CAAHEP Accreditation: 2001 Re-Accreditation through CAATE in 2007 & 2017. CAATE Accreditation Valid through 2026

Degree Granted: Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training
Program Length: 4 years

Credits: 63 Pre-professional, 64 Professional, Total=127 credits.

Number of Applications Per Year: 140

Number Accepted into Program Per Year: 40 accepted for 30 seats

Pre-requisites/ Admissions:

  • Composite SAT Score of 1170 or ACT Score of 24
  • Minimum QPA of 2.75 however, most admitted students has QPA >3.0
  • Minimum of seven units of math and science, 4 units of english, 1 unit of social studies/language, and 4 units of electives
  • Evidence of extra curricular activities

Direct Admission into Program: Yes

Year accepted into Program: Freshman

Transfers: Transfers are accepted into the program before the start of the second year. Transfers students make application through the Office of Admissions. The Rangos School of Health Sciences Transfer Advisor is Christopher Hilf (

Tuition and fees: $40,408.00 /year

Scholarships: University scholarships and financial aid awards available (Apply through the Office of Financial Aid)

Work study: YES

Financial Aid:

Office of Financial Aid
Ground Floor, Administration Building

Admission Materials:

Interested students may receive information and application through the:

University Office of Admissions
First Floor, Administration Building
(412)396-5000 or (800)456-0590

Program Highlights:

  • Direct admission into the athletic training major when admitted as a freshman • Basic science coursework provided to students more extensive than at most institutions
  • Cadaver anatomy with dissection offered to all students throughout the junior year • Broad-based Athletic Training curriculum taught in state-of-the-art classrooms
  • Classroom instruction is provided by certified athletic trainers, each with distinct areas of specialty. • 25+ clinical education sites and 60+ highly qualified clinical preceptors that provide our students with opportunities to integrate classroom learning with real-life athletic training clinical experiences in college & university settings, high schools, sports medicine clinics and with professional organizations, such as the Pittsburgh Steelers, Pittsburgh Pirates and the Pittsburgh Ballet.
  • Through coursework and our student organization students become immersed in the profession of athletic training - attending conferences, networking with athletic training professionals and helping to shape the future of athletic training clinical practice through the presentation of independent research projects.
  • Athletic training students may continue to participate in their sport while studying athletic training; however, those students must complete practicum experience during the summer between the junior and senior years. • Students have opportunities for combined degree programs with the School of Education (general science or biology education), Physician Assistant (MPA), or Physical Therapy (DPT).
  • Students have opportunities to examine their individual, moral and ethical foundations as they relate to patient care while engaging in interprofessional education with other health care professional students within the School of Health Sciences and across the University.
  • Full compliance with all Athletic Training program & curricular standards.
  • Eligibility for five additional certifications (American Red Cross First Aid, CPR, AED, CSCS, Performance Enhancement Specialist), in addition to eligibility to sit for the BOC Examination for national certification as an Athletic Trainer.**
  • Opportunities available to pursue certification as an EMT. This opportunity requires a small amount of additional time and cost.

** (**Some of the additional certifications require additional costs and coursework as defined by the certifying agencies)

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