Athletic Training Program

UCF School of Kinesiology and Physical Therapy


Athletic trainers are healthcare professionals who collaborate with physicians and other members of the healthcare team to provide preventative services, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention, and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions.

Athletic trainers are employed in a wide variety of settings including secondary schools, colleges and universities, outpatient rehabilitation facilities, medical offices, hospitals, clinics, the performing arts, the military, public safety organizations, and industry. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics the outlook for athletic training employment is expected to grow much faster than average for all occupations.

All states require athletic trainers to be certified and most states require athletic trainers to have a license. To become a certified and/or licensed athletic trainer, you must graduate from an accredited professional athletic training program ― such as UCF’s Master of Athletic Training program ― and pass a comprehensive exam.

UCF MAT Program

Why UCF?

UCF is one of the nation’s most innovative colleges according to U.S. News & World Report, ― and Kiplinger’s and Forbes rank UCF as a best-value university.

Supervised student access to anatomical lab is built into coursework.

Faculty bring real-world experience to the classroom and are focused on student success.

Post-graduate mentoring program pairs highly experienced athletic trainers with new graduates to assist with the transition from student to successful healthcare practitioner

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Join SATO for their next Zoom meeting. Guest speaker will be Gjerome Mogol, Head Athletic Trainer for Apopka High School. Meetings are open to anyone interested in the Athletic Training Program at UCF!

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Contact Kim MacLennan for general advising and questions about the program.

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Kim MacLennan, BS

Academic Services Coordinator II
Athletic Training
Location: HS II Room: 119
Phone: 407-823-2747

Contact Kristen Schellhase for specific advising questions and to schedule an appointment or tour.

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Kristen Couper Schellhase, EdD, LAT, ATC

Associate Lecturer, Program Director
Athletic Training
Location: HS II Room: 121
Phone: 407-823-3463

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Athletic Training Program
College of Health Professions and Sciences
University of Central Florida
HS II –  Room 121
4364 Scorpius Street
Orlando, FL 32816

Phone: 407-823-2747

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