The Athletic Training major combines four years of concentrated studies and three-and-one half years of clinical experience for students who are preparing for the Board of Certification (BOC) examination to become a certified athletic trainer (ATC). The central mission of the athletic training education program is to prepare students to function as well-rounded, independent-thinking healthcare professionals by developing extensive knowledge and clinical skills related to: injury prevention, evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation for athletes and physically active individuals.
- Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).
- Small class sizes (6-10 students/class) allow for extensive contact with the athletes/patients, athletic training faculty and team physicians.
- Clinical experiences provide students the opportunity to practice and integrate their clinical skills within the context of direct patient care while under the direct supervision of a clinical instructor. The primary settings for students to obtain clinical experience include: athletic training rooms, NCAA Division III & high school athletics, USHL ice hockey, sports medicine clinics, and physician's offices and surgical rotations.