About Athletic Training
Winthrop University offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training. The Winthrop University Athletic Training Education Program (WU-ATEP) is designed to provide the athletic training student with the didactic and clinical experiences necessary to become a certified athletic trainer. The WU-ATEP received initial national accreditation in 2004.
The WU-ATEP is divided into two stages:
The student selects Athletic Training as his/her major and enrolls in general education and introductory course work. The Preparation Stage allows the student to explore the athletic training field to ensure that he/she wants to pursue the field.
Formal admission into the Clinical Stage is required. The student typically applies for formal admission during the fall semester of the sophomore year. If a student is not admitted into the Clinical Stage he/she will select a different major.