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How do HBCU college athletic training programs compare?

Hi peeps, junior year's got me looking into majors and I'm leaning towards athletic training. I’m curious about how HBCU programs stack up. Anyone here in an athletic training program at an HBCU? What’s your program like and how do you think it compares to others?

7 months ago

Hey there! I understand wanting to get a sense of how programs measure up, especially for something as specialized as athletic training. HBCUs offer a wealth of opportunities and a unique cultural experience that you won’t find just anywhere. When considering an athletic training program, whether at an HBCU or another institution, it's important to look at accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). This ensures that the program meets professional guidelines and that you’ll be eligible to sit for the Board of Certification (BOC) examination upon graduation.

Additionally, examine the program curriculum and opportunities for hands-on experience, such as internships or work with athletic teams. Many HBCUs have great relationships with local sports organizations, which can be beneficial. Reach out to the program directors or ask to speak with current students/alumni – they will give you the best insight into the program’s strengths and how it has prepared them for their careers.

Comparing programs is more than just looking at rankings; it’s about finding the right fit for you and your career aspirations. Don't forget, your education is what you make of it—look for programs that offer strong support resources and a community that aligns with your values and goals.

7 months ago

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