Become a Certified Athletic Trainer

Find out how to become a certified Athletic Trainer.

There are several steps involved for those who wish to become this type of professional. According to the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA), it is first compulsory to have a bachelor’s degree in a recognized athletic training program. This can be determined by viewing the list of universities approved by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). For those with a recognized degree, the final option is to obtain a master’s certification that is approved by the aforementioned commission. Once these have all been conferred, the next step is to take the BOC (Board of Education) test to become a certified trainer.

Each state has its own requirements that you will need to meet in order to be recognized as a certified Athletic Trainer. Use the map or links below to find out how to become a certified Athletic Trainer in your state:

If for any reason, you can’t see the map above, please use the state list below.

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