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Get Certified!

To become a BOC Certified Athletic Trainer (AT), you must earn a degree from a college or university with an accredited athletic training program, then – depending on your state regulation – take and pass the exam administered by the Omaha-based Board of Certification (BOC).

Don't have a Bachelors Degree?

  • Go to http://www.caate.net/
  • Leave State field blank, select Undergraduate in the Program Type area
  • Click Submit to see the listing of all undergraduate level programs


Bachelors Degree Holder?

  1. You can get a second bachelor’s from one of the schools mentioned above.
  2. Or you can get a masters in athletic training from a university with an accredited entry level masters program.  There are fewer than 20 of these.  For a list of schools with accredited entry-level masters programs, go to:
  • Go to http://www.caate.net/
  • Click on Accredited Programs (in the brown heading stripe)
  • Leave State field blank, select Entry Level Masters in the Program Type area
  • Click Submit to see the listing of all entry level masters programs

Continuing Education

The purpose of continuing education is to insure that individuals stay current in the field of athletic training. A Certified Athletic Trainer must continue to:

  • Obtain current professional development information
  • Explore new knowledge in specific content areas
  • Master new athletic training-related skills and techniques
  • Expand approaches to effective athletic training
  • Further develop professional judgment
  • Conduct professional practice in an ethical and appropriate manner
  • Workshops/Seminars



Athletic Trainers of Massachusetts
PO Box 121007
Boston, MA 02112

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