***Anticipated Degree Transition for the Undergraduate BS in Athletic Training Major

The Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) requires all professional programs in athletic training transition to master's-level education. As we plan for this transition, the Hofstra University BS in Athletic Training program will no longer accept new freshmen students into the BS in Athletic Training program/Pre-Athletic Training Major. All transfer students with 24 or more transferable credits must be enrolled in the BS in Athletic Training program at the start of the fall 2019 semester.

Beginning with the Fall 2019 semester, new freshmen (first-year) students are encouraged to enroll in other undergraduate degree programs offered by the School of Health Professions and Human Services.

New first-year students who are interested in learning about athletic training or anticipate pursuing a master's-level degree in athletic training may enroll in the Pre-Athletic Training Studies, Minor in (Note: The Pre-Athletic Training Studies Minor Program does not qualify students for certification or state licensure as an Athletic Trainer.)

Students interested in learning more about the undergraduate Minor in Pre-Athletic Training Studies or master's-level athletic training education are encouraged to contact Dr. Jayne Ellinger at jayne.ellinger[at]hofstra.edu.

Those interested in receiving graduate a degree in athletic training should pursue our MS in Athletic Training.

The BS in Athletic Training major is an undergraduate program that prepares students for employment in the profession of athletic training. The curriculum is designed to meet the entry-level athletic training competencies and proficiencies identified by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Executive Committee on Education. It is also designed in accordance with the requirements established by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). Professional preparation includes development of the knowledge, skills and abilities associated with prevention and health promotion; clinical examination and diagnosis; therapeutic interventions; acute care of injury and illness; psychosocial strategies and referral; healthcare administration; evidence based practice; and professional development and responsibility. The classroom and clinical experiences provide graduates the ability to work with diverse populations in both traditional and non-traditional employment settings. Admission to the professional phase of the program is competitive.

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CAATE Accredited Program

The Hofstra University Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training program is currently accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), 6850 Austin Center Blvd., Suite 100, Austin, TX 78731-3101. The program has chosen to Voluntarily Withdraw its CAATE Accreditation effective January 1, 2023.

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Continuing Education Opportunities

Hofstra University and its Athletic Training Education Program are designated by the BOC, Inc. as an approved provider organization. This allows us the opportunity to offer continuing education units (CEUs) for some of the educational seminars and events that are scheduled during the academic year to athletic trainers. If you’re interested in attending an upcoming event, click on the event below and register accordingly.

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Program Director
Jayne Ellinger, PhD, ATC
Office: Hofstra Dome 0101B
Phone: 516-463-6952

Clinical Education Coordinator
Kristin LoNigro, MSEd, ATC
Office: Hofstra Dome 0101D

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