Athletic Trainers are allied health professionals who provide health care to a physically active population. Patient care includes, but is not limited to: Prevention and Health Promotion, Clinical Examination and Diagnosis of injury and illness, Acute Care of Injury and Illness, Therapeutic Interventions and Psychosocial Strategies and Referral. Graduates, upon successful completion of the Board of Certification (BOC) Exam are recognized by the American Medical Association as Allied Health Professionals, and are eligible for employment in a wide variety of settings including high schools, colleges and universities, professional sports, sports medicine clinics, non-profit athletic organizations, outpatient clinics, fitness and wellness centers, corporations and hospitals.
The Athletic Training Education Program at Lasell College is a competency-based program designed to provide professional preparation leading toward eligibility to take the national Board of Certification (BOC) exam. The program is fully accredited under the guidelines set forth by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).
The Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP) provides students with a comprehensive competency based education focusing on mastery of skills within 8 content areas as developed by The Professional Education Council (PEC) of the NATA in conjunction with The Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). Proficiency of the skill within the 8 content areas provides the entry–level athletic trainer with the capacity to provide athletic training services to clients and patients of varying ages, lifestyles, and needs.
Upon successful completion of the Athletic Training Education Program, graduates will receive a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from the Athletic Training and Exercise Science Department.
Admissions and Standards
In order to be admitted initially into the Athletic Training Education Program, students need to have completed the following coursework with grades of C or better: 4 units of English, 3 Units of Mathematics (4 recommended), 2 Units of Laboratory Science (3 recommended), 2 Units of Social Science (3recommended). Additionally, due to the competitive nature of the program a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7/4.0 and combined SAT score of 1000 (Critical Reading and Math sections only) are required.
In order to comply with accreditation guidelines, the College may restrict enrollment in the Athletic Training Major.
Transfer applicants may be accepted into the Athletic Training Education Program at Lasell College based upon their previous record of academic performance. Transfer students will only be considered on a space-available basis, as admission is competitive in nature. Transfer students need to be aware of the possibility of additional time beyond eight academic semesters of college work in order to complete all of the program requirements due to the specific sequencing of courses and their prerequisites.
Course work for a degree in Athletic Training degree focuses on evidence-based practice, the musculoskeletal system, biomechanics, pathophysiology, clinical assessment and diagnosis, acute care of injury and illness, therapeutic interventions, prevention and health promotion, psychological strategies and health care administration. Concepts, theories and practices learned in the classroom are reinforced in a laboratory and applied during the student's clinical education experience. Students engage in extensive clinical education experiences, for credit, under the direct supervision of experienced Athletic Trainers. Clinical education experiences take place in the Lasell College athletic training room, in addition to numerous affiliated sites where students are involvement with a diverse, physically active population. The program culminates with a capstone experience designed to prepare students to engage in undergraduate research, clinical experience with an emphasis on supervised autonomy and preparation for the BOC exam.