Athletic Training - FAQ

Athletic Training - FAQ

What is a certified athletic trainer?
Athletic trainers are health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to optimize activity and participation of patients and clients. Athletic training encompasses the prevention, diagnosis, and intervention of emergency, acute, and chronic medical conditions involving impairment, functional limitations, and disabilities. Learn more about athletic training through the NATA -National Athletic Training Association.

How do I get started?
To get started you can Apply Now!

How long is the program?
The curriculum is designed for full-time students to attend three semesters in the first year and two semesters in the final year. A total of 48 credits is required for completion of the M.S. in Clinical Athletic Training.

Do I have to be an exercise science major to be in this program?
The clinical athletic training program is open to all students who have completed a bachelor's degree with a minimum GPA of 3.0 in a related field and who meet the admission criteria.

Where can I get a job with athletic training?
Athletic training offers a wide variety of job positions in fields such as:

    - Public/Private Schools
    - Colleges/Universities
    - Hospital Based Clinics
    - Professional Settings
    - Corporate or Industrial Settings

Who can I contact for more information?
Dr. Joseph Hazzard, ATC
Program Coordinator
256 Nelson Field House