Athletic Training Major at Springfield College
The athletic training major, developed in 1975, is a challenging, competency-based, professional preparation program leading toward eligibility to take the Board of Certification (BOC®) Examination in Athletic Training. The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).
In addition to prescribed coursework, students complete clinical experience under the direct supervision of BOC-certified and Massachusetts licensed athletic trainers. This clinical experience is sequenced to facilitate learning of the theoretical and clinical competencies and problem-solving skills needed by the athletic trainer. The supervised clinical experiences take place in Springfield College athletic training rooms, as well as in off-campus, approved affiliate settings, including high schools and colleges.
Admission into the athletic training education program (ATEP) is competitive, with more applications than admission slots. Both first-year and transfer applicants who are admitted into the program enter directly into the major; there is no secondary selection process.
For more information about the undergraduate program in athletic training, contact Mary Barnum, Ed.D., at (413) 748-3763 or the Office of Admissions at (800) 343-1257.
Athletic Training Curricular
Derek Repucci with the Stanley Cup
Springfield College alum Derek Repucci ’98 G’04 (A.T.C.) with the 2011 Stanley Cup!
Repucci is an assistant athletic trainer with the Boston Bruins!
Read what Derek Repucci, assistant athletic trainer with the Boston Bruins, has to say about Springfield College!
Athletic Training Career DayNovember 11, 2012
The Springfield College Athletic Training Career Day provides high school students with information regarding professional preparation, credentialing and career opportunities for athletic trainers. Read more.
Athletic Training WorkshopThe Springfield College Athletic Training Student Workshop is a residential program intended for high school students interested in careers in athletic training and sports medicine. Read more.
The Athletic Training/Exercise Science Complex
This two-story 18,900-square-foot Complex provides students and faculty with interactive and experiential learning environments as well as dedicated research space for the study of all aspects of wellness and human performance. The new athletic training room provides student-athletes access to athletic health care at the highest level. Take a photo tour, or read about our athletic training and exercise science equipment.