McNeese State University Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP) is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). Upon meeting all degree requirements, graduates will qualify to sit for the Board of Certification (BOC) exam. Graduates who pass the BOC exam can pursue jobs across the nation as a BOC Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC).
Students who desire admission into the MSU ATEP must meet course prerequisites and GPA standards. Application to the ATEP is generally made during the sophomore year.
For complete guidelines and competitive admissions requirements, click on the Documents and Downloads section, or call Chad E. Chaisson, Program Director at (337) 475-5378.
Do You have what it takes? Her are a few requirements that applicants to the ATEP must have:
- A 2.5 grade point average
- Completed course work in HHP 111, 115, 124, 235, and other courses
- A completed application with a physical exam and other signed documents
See the complete list of requirements in the "Documents and Downloads" section.
The Athletic Training Education Program seeks to prepare students through knowledge, values, critical thinking and psychomotor skills to assume a professional role in the Athletic Training Profession that will optimize the quality of healthcare of the physically active.
Institutional Mission Reference
The program supports the university's mission of:
- providing a baccalaureate curriculum distinguished by academic excellence
- promoting student success
- promoting university-community linkages
- cultivating skills necessary for critical thinking and effective expression
- gaining an understanding of the multicultural global community
- developing a sense of ethical and civic responsibility along with specific knowledge of the chosen discipline
MSU Health & Human Performance
To contact us
Attn: Athletic Training Education Program
PO Box 91855
Lake Charles, LA 70609
McNeese State University Health and Human Performance