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Athletic Training

As an athletic trainer, you are a unique combination of educator and health care professional. Athletic trainers who work in schools spend most of their time on campus during workouts, practices and games. When you're not tending to athletes at the school, you might serve clinical hours at a hospital, physician's office or community facility.

As part of the Athletic Training program, you will have access to a wide variety of clinical experiences and faculty specialties. Our faculty research is broad as well as deep, covering topics from hydration and nutrition to concussions prevention and treatment, and our partnerships with other parts of the University, like the Medical School, give you even more options to explore.

We provide students with the theoretical knowledge and understanding of the allied health profession of athletic training as well as current procedures and techniques in sport injury management. Students gain this knowledge through required coursework and clinical experiences as they prepare to make successful contributions to the athletic training profession. The program combines formal classroom instruction and clinical experiences in a process that culminates in the student graduating with eligibility to sit for the Board of Certification (BOC) examination.

Students who graduate from the program and subsequently pass the national certification examination will be qualified to be employed as an athletic trainer in a variety of allied health settings, including secondary schools, two- and four-year colleges and universities, professional athletic teams, sports medicine clinics, or in industrial preventative medicine clinics. In addition, students who complete prerequisite course requirements may pursue graduate education in athletic training, exercise physiology, physical therapy, health, physical education, or other allied health professions.

Degrees Offered

We offer an undergraduate degree in athletic training and a master of science in advanced athletic training. The graduate degree has specific application deadlines and requirements


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