Students who study athletic training learn to become healthcare professionals who work toward injury and illness prevention and provide rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions, often as part of a medical team that includes physicians. Athletic trainers may work in a variety of settings, including hospitals, clinics with specialties in sports medicine, commercial occupational health departments, police and fire departments, branches of the military, schools, and sports teams and leagues.
Undergraduate students interested in becoming an athletic trainer are encouraged to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Health Professions.
Faculty and Research
Programs in Athletic Training are housed in the Department of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. Learn more about faculty and research opportunities.