Palm Beach Atlantic University

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July 31, 2015


Athletic Training

You want the skills and knowledge you need to help care for injured or ill athletes, but you also want a Christ-centered education. You’ll find that in the Athletic Training program at Palm Beach Atlantic University. The program, which began in 2000, is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education.

    Miami HEAT Head Athletic Trainer Jay Sabol demonstrates a technique on a PBA Athletic Training student in the HEAT’s athletic training clinic.

Your Program
At PBA, you can major in athletic training with a concentration in exercise science.

Click here to see the classes you'd be taking.

Your Experience
At PBA, Florida’s top Christian College, you’ll:

  • Work with athletic teams at PBA as well as high schools and other institutions.
  • Gain knowledge of prevention, assessment, acute care and rehabilitation of orthopedic injuries.
  • Learn about the organization and administration of a sports medicine facility.
  • Benefit from professional development opportunities.
  • Experience an education grounded in the liberal arts with a Christian perspective.
  • Learn from professors who are committed Christians — and experts in their fields.
  • Enjoy a 13:1 student-to-faculty ratio and an average class size of just 19.
  • Develop essential skills in writing, speaking and communication.
      Athletic Training Program Technical Standards
  • Engage in hands-on learning through clinicals. Click here to read about safety policies.
  • Enhance your knowledge and skills through clubs and organizations.
  • Prepare for the Board of Certification (BOC) national examination. See below:
Board of Certification Exam (BOC) 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 3-year Aggregate
Number taking exam (n) 5 3 3 11
First-time pass rate (n) 80% (4) 33% (1) 100% (3) 73% (8)
Overall pass rate (n) 100% (5) 33% (1) 100% (3) 82% (9)
Number not retaking exam 0 2 0 2










Your Faculty
Your faculty members are board-certified to practice athletic training. They have studied at top institutions, such as Cal State Fullerton, and are outstanding researchers in areas such as investigating the validity of a clinical test commonly used in athletic training and rehabilitation. They have real-world experience, including one professor who has been a practicing physical therapist since 1987. They’re also exceptional teachers who have received PBA’s top awards for teaching. And they’re caring people of faith who work to help the medically indigent.

Your Opportunities
During your sophomore year, you’ll begin clinical rotations in areas such as orthopedic surgery, athletics, general medical experience and outpatient rehabilitation. You’ll have opportunities to work with athletic teams not only at PBA, but also at local high schools and other colleges and universities.

Graduates who majored in athletic training have enrolled in graduate programs at schools including the University of Florida, Auburn University, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Clemson University, Belmont University, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Arizona School of Health Sciences and St. Joseph’s University.


Contact Us

Department of Athletic Training: (561) 803-2378; Email


Speaking of PBA...

“Our program really nurtures the student’s appreciation for a holistic approach to health care. We focus on developing compassion and teaching students to address patients as people.”
--Tyler Hamilton, director and clinical coordinator, athletic training, Palm Beach Atlantic University

901 S. Flagler Drive
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
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