Athletic Training Program

UCF School of Kinesiology and Physical Therapy

Overview

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.

COVID-19 Updates for the Athletic Training program
We understand the obstacles facing athletic training program applicants during this pandemic. Therefore, the UCF Master of Athletic Training Program is making the following changes for the 2021 admissions cycle:

  • Applicants are not required to complete observation hours with an athletic trainer (holds ATC credential), but it is recommended.
  • Applicants are still required to obtain 3 letters of recommendation; one should be from an athletic trainer if possible.
  • The GRE is not required for the 2021 admissions cycle.
  • Satisfactory and Pass grades for Spring 2020 and Summer 2020 due to COVID-19 curriculum changes will be accepted for the required prerequisites. However, we do highly encourage that students choose traditional grading scales when possible. Pass/Fail grades will not affect the prerequisite GPA, much like AP or IB credit, and so cannot benefit a student applicant outside of credit for completion.

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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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

Mailing Address

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

Email: atinfo@ucf.edu
Phone: 407-823-2747

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