Effective 2012-2013 academic year: Texas A&M University – Commerce will no longer offer the Athletic Training major. Students are not able to declare a major of athletic training.
The Department of Health & Human Performance is now offering coursework and clinical experience hours required by the Texas Department of Health Services and the Texas Advisory Board of Athletic Trainers towards the completion of the Texas State License in Athletic Training. Students wishing to purse this credential are required to complete the Human Performance degree. Students must also complete an apprenticeship under the direct supervision of a Texas Licensed Athletic Trainer consisting of a minimum of 1,800 hours during at least five long semesters. Please contact the Director of Athletic Training Education for more details.
Students currently enrolled under the CAATE guidelines will continue to progress through the approved coursework according to the CAATE guidelines and graduate under the current the CAATE accreditation standards. Students must complete degree requirements and graduate by the August 31, 2015 closing date of the AT Program.
The information regarding the Athletic Training major applies ONLY to the students currently enrolled in the CAATE accredited AT Program.
The Texas A&M University-Commerce Athletic Training Program (AT Program) is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), 6836 Austin Center Blvd., Suite 250, Austin, TX 78731-3193, (512) 733-9700. Therefore, students which complete all AT Program and degree requirements will be eligible to sit for the Board of Certification (BOC) exam and the Texas Advisory Board of Athletic Trainers licensure exam.
The current AT Program faculty is made up of the Director of Athletic Training Education/Clinical Education Coordinator. In addition, the Athletic Training staff consists of the Director of Sports Medicine, two Assistant Athletic Trainers, and two Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainers. The AT Program’s Medical Director is Dr. Jeffrey Wallace who also serves as team physician. The AT Program also utilizes numerous medical and allied health care professionals in the formal classroom and clinical education of athletic training students.
Athletic training students gain valuable knowledge through formal classroom instruction along with hands-on experience within their supervised clinical experience rotations. They receive the training necessary to pass state and national examinations to become working professionals in the field of athletic training.
Current on-campus Clinical Education sites include:
- Athletic Training & Rehabilitation Center (ATRC) which is located in the Field House
- T-Lounge Athletic Training Facility (located at the Northeast end of Memorial Stadium)
- Student Health Center (located in Henderson Hall)
Current off-campus Affiliated Clinical Education sites include:
- Wallace Orthopedics (Rockwall, TX)
- Hulsey Therapy Services (Commerce, TX)
- Paris High School (Paris, TX)
- Greenville High School (Greenville, TX)
The Athletic Training Program at A&M - Commerce is fortunate to have up-to-date facilities and equipment to provide the best possible treatment for A&M – Commerce athletes as well as providing athletic training students with the best possible environment for learning.