The Athletic Training program combines academic coursework and experiences to prepare students to assume major responsibilities and leadership roles within the athletic training profession. It is currently one of thirteen NATA accredited programs in the United States.
This specialization provides students with the opportunity to design a program of study in the area of exercise physiology. Through coursework, internship experience and research opportunities, students obtain advanced professional preparation for careers in exercise physiology such as fitness, health, training and conditioning, rehabilitation, teaching, and coaching.
The purpose of this emphasis is to provide an interdisciplinary understanding of human movement. Through philosophical, historical, sociological, and psychological contexts, students will develop analytical, critical, and creative skills. These skills will prepare students for many professional programs and occupations.
This specialization enhances the student's understanding of legal, marketing, finance, management, and ethical issues specific to the sport environment. This program is designed to provide educational and practical experiences for students in interscholastic or intercollegiate athletics, as well as public or private sport organizations.