****Anticipated Degree Transition for the Undergraduate BS in Athletic Training Major
The Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) requires all professional programs in athletic training transition to master’s level education by 2023. As we plan for this transition, the Hofstra University BS in Athletic Training program will no longer accept new freshmen students into the BS in Athletic Training program/Pre-Athletic Training Major.
Beginning with the Fall 2019 semester, new freshmen(first-year) students are encouraged to enroll in other undergraduate degree programs offered by the School of Health Professions and Human Services.
New first-year students who are interested in learning about athletic training or anticipate pursuing a master’s-level degree in athletic training may enroll in the Pre-Athletic Training Studies, Minor in . (Note: The Pre-Athletic Training Studies Minor Program does not qualify students for certification or state licensure as an Athletic Trainer.)
Hofstra University will continue to offer the BS in Athletic Training Major for all students who enrolled at the University as of the 2018-19 academic year. Transfer students with 24 or more transferable credits (sophomore level) entering Hofstra University in the fall 2019 semester are also welcome to enroll in the BS in Athletic Training program and would be eligible to sit for the BOC Examination for Athletic Trainers upon successful completion of the BS in Athletic Training program.
Please direct questions to Dr. Jayne Ellinger, BS in Athletic Training Program Director, at Jayne.Ellinger@hofstra.edu.
Updates on our program degree transition to a master’s-level degree will be available here.****
Associate Professor Ellinger, Adviser/Program Director/Coordinator; 516-463-6952
Instructor LoNigro, Clinic Coordinator, 516-463-5196
This undergraduate major program is designed to prepare students for employment in the profession of athletic training. The curriculum is designed to meet the entry-level athletic training competencies and proficiencies identified by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Education Council. It is also designed in accordance with the requirements established by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). Admission to the professional phase of the program is competitive.
Hofstra University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The program has been placed on Probation as of February 11, 2020, by the CAATE, 6850 Austin Center Blvd, Suite 100, Austin, TX 78731-3184 (512) 733-9700.