Program Description


The New Mexico State University Athletic Training Program (ATP) was initially accredited in 1986 by the National Athletic Trainer’s Association (NATA).  The NMSU ATP is accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) accredited. The programs next comprehensive review by the CAATE will occur in 2019-2020.

The NMSU ATP has a competitive application process required of students interested in pursuing a Bachelors of Science degree in Athletic Training.  Graduates from the NMSU ATP meet the requirements necessary to sit for the Board of Certification Examination (BOC).

The New Mexico State University ATP 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 Athletic Trainer (AT) or Certified Athletic Trainers (ATC).

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.  Athletic Trainers (AT) may be found in a variety of settings such as:  high school, collegiate, professional athletics, rehabilitation or industrial clinics, and military instillation.

About New Mexico State University

New Mexico State University sits on a 900-acre campus and enrolls more than 15,000 students from 49 states and 89 foreign countries. NMSU is a NASA Space Grant College and is home to the very first Honors College in New Mexico. A Hispanic-serving institution, NMSU serves a multi-cultural population of students and community members across the state at five campuses, a satellite learning center in Albuquerque, cooperative extension offices located in each of New Mexico's 33 counties, and 12 agriculture research and science centers. Plus, distance education programs give students maximum flexibility.