The major in athletic training reflects the requirements of the Commission on the Accreditation of Athletic Training Education, and students who want to sit for the Board of Certification (BOC) examination must complete this degree. Current policies and procedures regarding eligibility for the BOC examination are available in the department’s program director’s office.
Admission to the athletic training major is competitive and limited. University admission does not necessarily constitute eligibility for admission into this area of study. Admission policies are described in the “Limited Admissions and Limited Retention Requirements” section of this catalog.
Retention in the program requires an overall NIU GPA of 2.50. Students enrolled in the athletic training major may be dismissed from the program for academic reasons or for unprofessional behavior or actions that threaten the health and safety of others. It is the responsibility of students to secure a copy of the Athletic Training Student Handbook, which describes the policies of the program. Students are required to adhere to all current policies and procedures.