Athletic Training

Athletic trainers are highly specialized health care providers who work in a wide variety of settings.                       

This highly-competitive program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education. The Program is designed to develop academic competence, evidence-based practice, and clinical reasoning skills through a compounding sequence of didactic and clinical experiences. You will be introduced to patient care during your first semester and by the time you graduate, you’ll be an independent health care provider. Upon graduation, you will be eligible to sit for the national Board of Certification exam (BOC).                       


Internships provide learning in real-life situations and valuable experience for future employment. Recent internships have included Geisinger Medical Center, U.S. Penitentiary at Allenwood, the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Shriners Hospital for Children, the Pennsylvania Department of Health, the New England Patriots, and the Olympic Training Center.                       

Job Opportunities

With this degree, you will be in high demand for employment as an athletic trainer in high schools, colleges, clinics, or industry. Or you may choose to continue on to graduate school for an advanced degree in athletic training, exercise science, physical therapy, or physician assistant studies.