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Athletic training is recognized by the American Medical Association as a healthcare 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 injuries and illnesses. Our faculty offers exciting opportunities and challenges in a demanding but rewarding curriculum.

Student Research

  • <h4 class="lw_blurbs_title">The Effectiveness of Lumbar Traction and Pilates in the Therapy of Degenerative Disc Disease in a 28-Year-Old Female Athletic Trainer</h4><div class="lw_blurbs_body"><p> Athletic training student <strong>Angela Patrick ’06</strong> conducted a case study into the treatment of Degenerative Disc Disease in a 28-year-old patient. Since there is no one program for the treatment of DDD, Patrick designed her own.</p></div>
  • <h4 class="lw_blurbs_title">Effectiveness of Manual Therapy in Reducing Pain in Musculoskeletal Injuries</h4><div class="lw_blurbs_body"><p> Athletic Training student <strong>Lauren Blakey ’17</strong>, looked at manual therapy to see if it is an effective method of treatment for musculoskeletal injuries. </p></div>