Welcome to the Athletic Training Program (ATP) at the College of Health Care Sciences. As an athletic training student, you will embark on an educational journey that can and will create job opportunities in the allied health profession, provide hands-on learning experiences in sport, and create a new vision. The ATP is challenging and rewarding as clinical experiences compliment didactic coursework. As your skills advance, you will have an opportunity to contribute to the health care of physically active individuals in settings such as clinical, university, high school, and professional. This demanding education program requires passion, dedication, and commitment as you strive to achieve your professional goals.
This CAATE-Accredited program gives students the opportunity to directly apply practical skills once they are evaluated in the classroom. The CAATE organization establishes, maintains, and promotes appropriate standards of quality for educational programs in athletic training and to provide recognition for exceptional programs. These standards and interpretations can be found at www.caate.net.
A Certified Athletic Trainer must be knowledgeable in all the domains of practice including: prevention of athletic injuries; recognition, evaluation, and assessment; immediate care of injuries, treatment, rehabilitation, and reconditioning; organization and administration; and professional development and responsibility. This knowledge provides the certified athletic trainer with the skills and ability to provide medical care of athletes of all ages and levels of talent.
So why should you choose this major?
- Challenging and rewarding clinical experiences with the physically active population compliment didactic coursework.
- Students graduating from this program have the opportunity to continue on to graduate studies or immediately begin an exciting career in Sports Medicine. Click here to learn more about career opportunities for graduates of this program.
- Our Athletic Training Classroom dedicated to solely to our athletic training students provides an optimal learning environment. Take the Virtual Tour of the Athletic Training Classroom!
Take a moment to explore the details of the athletic training major.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.
Pradeep R. Vanguri, Ph.D., ATC
Associate Professor, Athletic Training Program Director
College of Health Care Sciences