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Physical Education, Sport, & Human Performance

Athletic Training

Career Opportunities

Athletic training is a health care profession that includes prevention, diagnosis, and intervention of emergency, acute, and chronic medical conditions involving impairment, functional limitations, and disabilities. Athletic trainers collaborate with physicians to enhance activity and participation of patients and clients. Athletic trainers are employed in the following settings:
• Hospital & Clinical
• Colleges & Universities
• Industrial/Occupational
• Military
• Performing Arts
• Physician Extender
• Professional Sports
• Public Safety
• Secondary Schools
Students may choose to pursue a graduate degree in a related area. According to the National Athletic Trainers’ Association, more than 70 percent of certified athletic trainers hold at least a master’s degree.


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