Bachelor’s in Atheletic Training – Marshall University

The Bachelor’s in Athletic Training Program (ATP), is fully accredited by CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education).  It is a rigorous academic program that includes course work in athletic training, anatomy, physiology, exercise physiology, psychology, and other science related courses.  The multifaceted program blends classroom instruction with clinical rotations where students obtain real life experience working hands-on with certified athletic trainers, physicians, physical therapists, and other allied health care professionals to provide patient care. The rigorous curriculum prepares students to take the national BOC board exam (Board of Certification Exam).  A Bachelor’s in Athletic Training degree and BOC certification offers graduates opportunities to practice in a variety of settings. These settings include, but are not limited to, high school, college, and professional athletics, outpatient clinics, industrial rehabilitation sites, physician practices, the performing arts, safety settings, and higher education.

Athletic Trainers (ATs) are health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to provide preventative services, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions. Athletic trainers are an integral part of health care in the clinical, high school, college and professional settings. The certified athletic trainer has the medical and physiological skills necessary to provide initial assessment and treatment of injury and the foresight to reduce the risk of their occurrence.


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