Athletic Training Education
The New Mexico State University Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP) was initially accredited in 1986 by the National Athletic Trainer's Association (NATA). The NMSU ATEP is Commission on the Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) accredited, and has a competitive application process required of students interested in pursuing a Bachelors of Science degree in athletic training. NMSU ATEP Graduates earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training Education, and meet the requirements to sit for the Board of Certification Examination (BOC).
The New Mexico State University ATEP is committed to providing challenging didactic and clinical experiences which prepare students to take the BOC examination upon graduation and upon passing the exam are eligible to work as a certified athletic trainer.
Certified athletic trainers are health care professionals who specialize in preventing, recognizing, managing, and rehabilitating injuries resulting from physical activity. As part of the complete health care team, the certified athletic trainer works under the direction of a licensed physician, and in cooperation with other health care professionals, athletics administrators, coaches, and parents. Certified athletic trainers (ATC) may be found in a variety of settings such as: high school, collegiate, professional athletics, rehabilitation or industrial clinics, and military instillations.
The Athletic Training Education Program is located on the 2nd floor of the Stan Fulton Athletics Center, Office 217.
Athletic Training Education Program
New Mexico State University
Box 30001, MSC 3FAC
Las Cruces, NM 88003