Unique Aspects of the Athletic Training Program

Unique aspects of our program include:

  • A Senior Seminar Class that focuses on the final stages of preparing for the BOC exam. The only program in the state to offer a class of this nature.
  • Physiology Minor built in to the program
  • The ability to major in Athletic Training and participate as a student athlete while graduating in four years.
  • Flexible scheduling for clinical hour requirements.
  • CAATE accredited program since 2004. Awarded the maximum 10 years for accreditation. Accredited through 2018.
  • We collaborate with the Nursing program with learning experiences on the High Fidelity Simulation Manikin.
  • A required physical therapy rotation during the senior year.
  • We have over 30 clinical sites within a 25 minute drive of the campus with a wide variety of experiences such as high school, college, physical therapy clinic, physician offices. We have the major sports including hockey and Lacrosse.
  • Normal class sizes are 10 – 20 students for athletic training.
  • We have a course, PED2550 Advanced Strength and Conditioning Certification Prep that prepares and qualifies students for the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) exam.
  • All students have a Physical Therapy rotation during their final year.  This is not altogether common for other programs and looks great on a resume since most of the jobs are coming out of PT clinics.
  • A surgical observation.
  • General medical rotations.
  • We emphasize learning over time which involves learning material in a class and in labs, then practicing these skills on patients under the direct supervision of a preceptor.
  • Students will get hands-on experience every semester.
  • We have a dedicated Athletic Training lab in Alumni Hall.
  • We are a program and faculty that promotes a sense of family.