Athletic Training The University of West Alabama's Athletic Training Education Program is nationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) to prepare students for the Board of Certification (BOC) certification examination. The curriculum requirements are met through the comprehensive athletic training major offered through the Department of Physical Education and Athletic Training which leads to a Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training. The program places strong emphasis on the practical clinical experience coupled with specific professional course work. The University of West Alabama athletic training students put classroom concepts into practice by assisting staff athletic trainers with the day to day care of athletes in a variety of intercollegiate and interscholastic athletic training settings. Training in these diverse athletic environments provides students with valuable clinical experience in a variety of sports and sports related injuries.