Program Info

Introducing the Master of Science in Athletic Training Program at Emory & Henry College

About Athletic Training

Athletic training is recognized by the American Medical Association as a health care profession. With more emphasis on preventative care in today’s healthcare environment, the role of athletic trainers is becoming increasingly important in preventing, assessing, and rehabilitating injuries & illnesses.

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).  

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.

Career Opportunities

Athletic training is a growing profession providing a wide selection of career opportunities. The following are settings where athletic trainers may find employment:

  • Secondary Schools:
    Athletic Trainers are vital to a safe & healthy scholastic athletic program.  ATs in this setting may work with high school or middle school athletic programs. 
  • Colleges and Universities:
    Athletic trainers’ jobs in this area generally fall into two categories: athletic department staff and athletic trainer educator. 
  • Professional Sports:
    Athletic trainers work in one sport, such as football, baseball, basketball, hockey, or soccer. Although the teams operate only a few months of the year, athletic trainers work throughout the year in conditioning and rehabilitation.
  • Sports Medicine Clinics, Hospitals, and Physician Offices:
    This fast-growing setting provides athletic trainers the opportunity to work with a number of different health care professionals and a diverse patient population. A number of these clinics also provide athletic training services for secondary schools, community athletic programs, or small colleges.
  • Other possible athletic training employment opportunities include corporate health programs, health clubs, and clinical and industrial health care programs.


Emory, Va. Campus: P.O. Box 947, Emory, Va. 24327 (map)    276.944.4121
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