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Athletic Training (AT):

  • Encompasses the prevention, evaluation and assessment, rehabilitation, and intervention of emergency, acute, and chronic medical conditions involving impairment, functional limitations, and disabilities.
  • Is practiced by nationally and state credentialed Athletic Trainers, who are health care professionals.  Athletic Trainers collaborate with physicians to optimize activity and participation of patients and clients, including athletes.
  • Is a health care profession recognized by the American Medical Association since 1991.
  • Profile of Athletic Trainers



In order to legally practice as an Athletic Trainer and use the ATC credential, both the national (BOC) and state credentials must be obtained.

  • National (Board of Certification)
    • Board of Certification (BOC) for the Athletic Trainer
    • Criteria:
      • Eligibility for BOC exam:
        • College degree in Athletic Training (Bachelor’s or entry-level Master’s), including successful completion of requirements of a CAATE-Accredited Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP) – eligible to apply when enrolled in final semester
        • Endorsement by Program Director of CAATE-Accredited Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP)
      • Eligibility for BOC certification (ATC credential):
        • Successful completion of BOC certification exam
        • Official (final) college transcript with degree and date of degree
        • Proof of current Emergency Cardiac Care (ECC) training (CPR Certification)
  •  NY State
    • NYSED Office of the Professions 
    • Criteria:
      • Completed BOC Certification (national)
      • 21 years of age
      • NYSED Application
      • NYSED Certification of Professional Education, including copy of final official college transcript – completed by College/University where AT degree was completed
      • Verification of other professional licensure/certification, if applicable