Athletic Training Department

The Department of Athletic Training is pleased to announce two new exciting degree opportunities! 

Beginning in August 2017, in addition to our successful undergraduate professional program in Athletic Training, the  Department of Athletic Training will begin offering a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science. Exercise Science is one of the most popular majors nationally and prepares students for careers in many health fields or continued studies in graduate health and medical sciences.  

Additionally, a Master of Science in Athletic Training program will begin in May 2018 for those students with an earned baccalaureate degree who wish to become certified athletic trainers.  As Emory & Henry is in application with the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) for a change of degree level, the department will no longer be accepting students into the athletic training program at the undergraduate level. 

Exercise Sciene Degree Major at Emory & Henry College

What is Athletic Training? 

Athletic training is where sports, performance, and medicine meet. Working in concert with other medical staff, athletic trainers work with people to prevent, diagnose and treat various impairments in a wide range of patients, from children to professional athletes to soldiers and astronauts. 

Athletic Training Professional Degree Programs

  • Bachelor of Science- Athletic Training (no longer accepting students)
  • Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT)  Program starts May 2018

What is Exercise Science?

Students who have a deep interest in human health and exercise may benefit from pursuing a major in Exercise Science, along with Kinesiology or Athletic Training. Both Exercise Science students study human movement and mechanics, and how the body reacts and adjusts to exercise and sports activities across the lifespan to help improve the health of communities. 

Exercise Science Degree Programs

  • Bachelor of Science- Exercise Science: Fitness & Wellness Track
  • Bachelor of Science- Exercise Science: Clinical Health Professions Track

Why Study in the Athletic Training Department? 

  • 100% pass rate on the BOC (3 years running)
  • Graduates from undergraduate program have secured employment in wide variety of venues including professional, collegiate and high school settings
  • Master’s program will be Interprofessional in nature taking classes with Physician Assistant (PA) and Physical Therapy (PT) students
  • Clinical Rotations and Internships will allow students to apply their skills in real-world situations
  • Access to State-of-the-Art Facilities on the Marion Campus, including a Cadaver Lab and Simulation Lab


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