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Welcome to Frostburg State University's CAATE-Accredited Athletic Training Education Program
We are glad that you are visiting our site and encourage you explore our program. Below is a brief overview of our program. If you have further questions, please feel free to contact us.
Exciting Changes for FSU Athletic Training
The FSU Athletic Training Program is pleased to announce that the recently graduated Class of 2014 has had the best BOC first time passing rate in FSU history. Ten of eleven of these students passed this very difficult exam on their first try for a 90.9% passing rate. This improvement is a testament to the hard work and dedication of these students. The faculty and preceptors who help with the clinical education of these students is also to be complimented on an outstanding effort in teaching these students and therefore preparing them for the BOC exam.
Three years ago, the Athletic Training Program put in place curriculum changes to help its students pass the BOC exam. These measures combined with a class of outstanding students have now made the program compliant with this very difficult requirement.
Class of 2014 From the left: Back Row- Caitlin Lovend, Brian Biscoe, Ricky Kneebone, Adria Graham, Chris Callahan, Brandon Rodgers; Front Row- Jamie Frank, Erica Leasock, Janelle Walbert, Jessica Siler, Christine Melby, Ben Kelly
ATP Faculty From the left: Ms. Karla Schoenly, Dr. Melody Kentrus, Mr. John Wright, Mr. Tony Zaloga, Mrs. Jackie Durst
Students enrolled in FSU's Athletic Training Program (ATP) receive an exciting educational experience. These students take a variety of courses in the physical and biological sciences as well as the courses specifically designed for athletic training.
In addition to the classroom responsibilities, athletic training students participate in extensive clinical affiliations with intercollegiate athletic teams, local high schools, and sports medicine clinics. During these affiliations the student is always under the watchful eye of a certified athletic trainer who guides and shapes the clinical experience.
What is an Athletic Trainer?
Certified athletic trainers (ATCs) are health care professionals who collaborate with physicians and serve as a critical link between athletic programs, emergency medical services, and the medical community. Cetified athletic trainers work under the direction of a licensed physician and provide various services to the physically active. Their primary responsibilities include injury prevention, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention, rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions, organization and administration, education, and counseling.