PTST for Athletic Trainers | Kent State University

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The Athletic Trainer Transition concentration is the only CAPTE-accredited program in the country that uses a hybrid format to add the knowledge and skill set of a PTA to the certified athletic trainer competencies.

  • Lectures are online without specific scheduled class times
  • Assignments have weekly due dates.
  • Quizzes and exams are normally scheduled in 24 hour windows.
  • Complete program requires six (6) visits to the Ashtabula Campus in northeast Ohio (one in each of the first 3 semesters)
  • Each of the three lab courses require a midterm and final 3-day on campus lab weekend.
  • Graduate in 15 months
  • Clinical education experiences are completed anywhere in the country.
  • Requires 12 weeks of full-time clinical education immediately prior to graduation.

Application Available Beginning: July 15th

Application to Athletic Trainers PTST-ATT

Application Deadline: March 1st or until all seats are filled. 

Acceptance Notification: Sent to the kent.edu email by March 31st 

Students accepted to the PTST-ATT technical studies begin core courses in May.

2018 PTST-ATT for the Certified Athletic Trainer (PDF)

Anticipated Cost (PDF)

PTST-ATT Technical Study Data (PDF)