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Athletic Training Education Program

Professional Athletic Training Students

Professional Athletic Training students are those students who have applied and been accepted into the Professional Athletic Training Phase of the program.  Students graduate with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Athletic Training and be eligible to take the Board of Certification Examination and achieve certification as an athletic trainer.

Degree Requirements

Graduating from Hofstra University with a Bachelor's of Science in Athletic Training requires the following:

  • Completion of a total of 128 credit hours
    • This includes completion of all necessary clinical education requirements
    • Completion of 64 liberal arts credit hours
    • Completion of the residency requirement
      • Last 15 credit hours in major, including at least one off-campus experience must be completed at Hofstra University
      • Last 30 credit hours must be completed at Hofstra University

The curriculum is designed to meet all of the above requirements.  More specifically, HPR 195:  Field Experience in Health Care meets the required off-campus experience as part of the residence requirement. 

Please refer to the Hofstra University Undergraduate Bulletin and the BS in Athletic Training Degree Planner for detailed program requirements

Program Policies and Academic Course Progression

Please click here to access the Athletic Training Program Policy and Procedure Handbook

Iota Tau Alpha National Honor Society

In July of 2009 Hofstra University formed the Alpha Psi Chapter of the Iota Tau Alpha National Athletic Training Education Honor Society. The Hofstra University Chapter of Iota Tau Alpha holds students to a high academic standard, as members must earn an in-major GPA of a 3.5 and overall GPA of a 3.25 to qualify. This academic standard is significantly higher than what is typically required for other Iota Tau Alpha Chapters.

The purpose of Iota Tau Alpha Athletic Training Education Honor Society is to function as an honor and professional society for students of Athletic Training Education. Iota Tau Alpha activities are designed to stimulate scholarly attainment and investigation in Athletic Training Education and to promote the dissemination of information and new interpretations of the Society's activities among students of Athletic Training Education.


Athletic Training Education Program