Athletic Training Program

UCF School of Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Sciences


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 the comprehensive Board of Certification Exam.

UCF MAT Program

Why UCF?

Faculty with current, real-world experience bring that knowledge to the classroom and are focused on student success

Research and interdisciplinary learning opportunities are available through the program’s alignment with the UCF Academic Health Sciences Center, which includes the College of Health Professions and Sciences, College of Medicine and College of Nursing

Supervised student access to anatomical lab built into coursework

Our student organizations, SATO and the Iota Tau Alpha Honor Society, are actively engaged in community volunteering and academic excellence

Our graduates are employed in some great jobs including professional sports teams, performance arts, D1 university sports, industry, the military, and more.

UCF is very pocket friendly with in-state tuition at $24,000. Current out-of-state tuition is approximately $77,000

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

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Kristen Couper Schellhase, EdD, LAT, ATC

Program Director, Senior Lecturer
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

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