The mission of the Athletic Training Education Program (ATP) at Emory & Henry College is to provide students with a comprehensive liberal arts education and clinical foundation utilized by an entry level athletic trainer. The program provides the student with opportunities that develop technical and clinical skills used to enhance the quality of health care for the physically active. The curriculum design is guided by the Educational Competencies and Clinical Proficiencies identified by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) and the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Athletic Training (JRC-AT).
About Athletic Training
Athletic training is recognized by the American Medical Association as an allied health care profession. With more emphasis on preventative care in today’s health care environment, the role of athletic trainers is becoming increasingly important in preventing, assessing, and rehabilitating sports injuries.
The Board of Certification (BOC) is the official certifying agency for athletic trainers. Anyone wishing to become a BOC–certified athletic trainer must have graduated from a program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation on Athletic Training Education (CAATE). In response, Emory & Henry has obtained CAATE accreditation and is one of a small number of educational institutions with this designation. Through a blend of classroom instruction and clinical experience, the program teaches the prevention, management, and rehabilitation of athletes’ injuries and illnesses. Our faculty offers exciting opportunities and challenges in a demanding but rewarding curriculum.
E&H offers two majors in athletic training. One major, leading to a B.S. degree, can be completed in four years and is designed for students who wish to pursue graduate studies in athletic training or physical therapy and to sit for the BOC exam. The second major, leading to a B.A. degree, is for the student wishing to teach as well as to prepare to sit for the BOC exam. This major takes an additional year to complete.
The 9 areas of Athletic Training are as follows: Educational Competencies:
After participating in orientation and observation experiences in the clinical setting of the athletic training room, students may apply to the ATP at the end of the second semester of their first year. For more information, visit the ATP department website.
Athletic training is a growing profession providing a wide selection of career opportunities. The following are settings in which athletic trainers may find employment: