Athletic trainers are the men and women who assist all types of athletes with injuries, as well as injury prevention. Athletic trainers, as one of the first healthcare providers on the scene when injuries occur, must be able to recognize, evaluate and assess injuries and provide quick and precise care when needed. They also specialize in preventing injuries by educating people on how to reduce the risk of injury by advising them on the proper use of equipment, exercises to improve strength and balance and therapy programs.
- To provide an atmosphere for individuals to develop intellectual, professional and social skills which are essential to entry-level athletic training students.
- To provide a comprehensive perspective of the athletic training profession through cognitive, psychomotor and clinical instruction.
What degree is offered?
Students completing the two-year curriculum will receive an Associate of Science degree with emphasis in athletic training.