NSU has transitioned to a Master’s of Science in Athletic Training effective May 2018. Students will no longer be accepted into the BS program after the 2017-18 admissions cycle.
The athletic training major prepares you for the Board of Certification exam to become a Certified Athletic Trainer (AT). Athletic Trainers collaborate with physicians to provide preventative services, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions. Our program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).
In our teaching laboratory, you'll learn all the clinical skills needed to recognize, evaluate, treat, and care for injuries. Using your background in anatomy and physiology, you will learn to evaluate any patient. A Certified Athletic Trainer must be knowledgeable in all professional domains, including injury prevention, clinical evaluation, and diagnosis; immediate and emergency care, treatment, and rehabilitation; and organizational and professional well-being. Take the Virtual Tour of our Athletic Training Classroom!
How you'll learn more
You’ll gain hands-on clinical experience working with athletes in secondary schools, university and professional sports teams, patients in physical therapy clinics, and in other hospital, fitness, and lab settings. These experiences connect you both in and out of the classroom with practicing athletic trainers. Working directly with patients, you'll surely remember their appreciation as you engage them in new activities.
Where it can take you
Become a certified athletic trainer after completing the Board of Certification examination. Where you would like to practice depends on your vision, whether it be in a college/university, hospital, health and fitness center, sports medicine clinic, or in the following industries: professional sports, public safety, international athletic organizations, occupational health, or the performing arts.