FAQs

Are athletic trainers the same as personal trainers?

No, athletic training is not the same profession as personal training.  An athletic trainer is an expert on recognizing, evaluating, and treating musculoskeletal injuries.  Athletic trainer's must receive a bachelor's or master's degree from an accedited athletic training education program and pass a comprehensive exam administered by the Board of Certification (BOC).  Once certified, athletic trainers must meet any of the requirements of the state and meet ongoing continuing education requirements.  Click here for a more in-depth comparison of the differences between athletic trainers and personal trainers.

What makes the program at Fresno State better than any other?

 

How many students are accepted into the program each year?

 

What is the time commitment for the clinical portion of the Athletic Training Education Program?

 

Am I able to have a job while in the program?

 

I am applying to the program next year, what can I do to help my application?

 

How many of your graduating students find employment in their chosen field?

 

What is the pass rate of the students who have taken the Board of Certification Examination?

  12-13  3-yr Aggregate Date
Number of students graduating from program. 11 49
Number of students graduating from program who took examination. 8 39
Number of students who passed the examination on the first attempt. 8 30
Percentage of students who passed the examination on the first attempt. 100 76.92
Number of students who passed the examination regardless of the number of attempts. 8 34
Percentage of students who passed the examination regardless of the number of attempts. 100 87.18

How can I get more information about the program?

 

May I schedule an on-campus tour and/or meet the ATEP faculty?