The Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP) prepares students to fulfill the certification requirements set forth by the Board of Certification, Inc. (BOC) in order to become a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC).
Certified Athletic Trainers function in cooperative environments with physicians and other allied health care professionals in a variety of settings including:
- Secondary schools
- Colleges and universities
- Professional and Olympic sports organizations
- Sports medicine clinics
- Health clubs
- Corporate wellness programs
- Industrial health care programs
- Athletic training education programs
The Athletic Training Education Program is comprised of intensive theory coursework and extensive clinical education experiences.
The Metropolitan State University of Denver's Athletic Training Education Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The program has earned full accreditation status of ten years and is accredited through 2019.