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Athletic Training Program

Athletic Training Program

MSU ATP LogoMcNeese State University's Athletic Training Program (ATP) 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 ATP must meet course prerequisites and GPA standards. Application to the ATP 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? Here are a few requirements that applicants to the ATP must have:

  • A 2.5 grade point average
  • Completed course work in the following:
    • BIOL 100
    • BIOL 225
    • HHP 111
    • HHP 115
    • HHP 122
    • HHP 124
    • HHP 285
  • 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 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:

  1. providing a baccalaureate curriculum distinguished by academic excellence
  2. promoting student success
  3. promoting university-community linkages
  4. cultivating skills necessary for critical thinking and effective expression
  5. gaining an understanding of the multicultural global community
  6. developing a sense of ethical and civic responsibility along with specific knowledge of the chosen discipline

McNeese State University'sDowell Fontenot Sports Medicine Complex

Professional Program

BOC Exam Pass Rate Data

(for 2011-2013)

Average 1st attempt candidates per year: 5.3
1st attempt pass rate (based on exam candidates): 75%
Overall (any attempt) pass rate (based on exam candidates): 88%
Pass rate for 2013 graduating class: 100%
Employment rate since 2011: 100%
(Examination results for all programs may be found on the CAATE website at
under the accredited programs tab)

ATP Preceptors

MSU Athletic Training Society
(Click here)

MSU ATP Alumni
(Click here)

To contact us

MSU Health & Human Performance
Attn: Athletic Training Program
PO Box 91855
Lake Charles, LA 70609

McNeese State University Health and Human Performance

Phone: 337-475-5374
Fax: 337-475-5947