CAATE Disclaimer

The Athletic Training, B.S. program is being deactivated, and students that enter  AND declare in Fall 2017 will be the last students that have the opportunity to be admitted into the program. Spring of 2019 is the last semester that the Athletic Training Program will offer the professional entry course (ATTR 241) for potential acceptance in to the undergraduate program. *The Athletic Training M.S. Program will REMAIN ACTIVE and will continue to admit students.*

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Human Anatomy; Human Physiology; Biology; Chemistry; Physics; Statistics and Research Design; Rehabilitation; Biomechanics; Kinesiology; Exercise Physiology

Professional Content

Evidence-Based Practice

Prevention and Health Promotion

Clinical Examination and Diagnosis

Acute Care of Injury and Illness

Therapeutic Interventions

Psychosocial Strategies and Referral

Healthcare Administration

Professional Development and Responsibility


The skills of athletic trainers have been sought and valued by sports medicine specialists and other physicians for more than 60 years. More than 50 percent of athletic trainers work outide of "traditional", school athletic settings; they provide services to people of all ages and backgrounds. Athletic trainers may work in physician offices as physician extenders, in rural and urban hospitals, hospital emergency rooms, urgent and ambulatory care centers, military hospitals, physical therapy clinics, secondary schools, colleges/universities, youth leagues, commercial settings, and professional sports organizations, just to name a few. As the United States continues its focus on reducing the effects of obesity and other chronic diseases, it is important that individuals have access to qualified healthcare professionals who can support life-long, safe, physical activity. Athletic trainers are an important part of this healthcare workforce, especially as the demand for athletic trainers is projected to increase 20-29% between 2012 and 2022, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Athletic training is practiced by athletic trainers, allied healthcare professionals who collaborate with physicians to optimize physical activity of their patients. Athletic training encompasses the prevention, diagnosis, and intervention of emergency, acute, and chronic medical conditions involving impairment, functional limitations, and disabilities. Bridgewater State University is accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) and provides both graduate and undergraduate programs (Note: The BSU Undergraduate Program (Bachelor of Science) in Athletic Training is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The undergraduate program has been placed on Probation as of February 19, 2019 by the CAATE, 6850 Austin Center BIvd., Suite 100, Austin, TX78731-3101). The undergraduate athletic training program at BSU is seeking voluntary withdrawal from the CAATE.  Addtionally, the fall 2017 was the last semester students were eligible to declare athletic training as a major.  The graduate program (MS AT) is in full compliance with the CAATE and continues to be active and accepting applications.


Accredited programs include formal instruction in the following areas:



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 Athletic Training Program

Bridgewater State University


Dept. of Movement Arts, Health Promotion, & Leisure Studies

Adrian Tinsley Center, Room 225

325 Plymouth Street

Bridgewater, MA 02325   

​Tel: (508) 531 - 2381

​Fax: (508) 531 - 1717 

The Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) certifies that the Bridgewater State University Graduate Athletic Training Program has completed a comprehensive accreditation review and demonstrated compliance with the nationally established Standards. The next comprehensive review will occur in academic year 2022-2023. Congratulations on a 10 year accreditation!