The major in athletic training provides interested students with theoretical and professional preparation in allied health care for athletes and physically active persons. This entry level preparation is designed to facilitate an academic foundation that will allow graduating students to seek professional certification through the Board of Certification (BOC), professional career opportunities in both the public and private sector, or to continue their education at the graduate level. The above objectives are met through a combination of educational experiences that incorporate related academic course work and supervised clinical training. This curriculum is currently accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training (CAATE) in order to meet national certification requirements by the Board of Certification (BOC).
Upon completion of the curriculum, Athletic Training Majors will:
Entry level career opportunities in Athletic Training include, but are not limited to:
Typically, this work includes prevention, primary care, evaluation of injuries and illness, rehabilitation of injuries, reintegration into activity, therapeutic modalities, nutrition, pharmacology, psychosocial intervention/referral and health care administration.
The Athletic Training Program consists of two components: