This major is a program that prepares individuals to work in consultation with, and under the supervision of physicians to prevent and treat sports injuries and associated conditions.
Includes instruction in the identification, evaluation, and treatment of athletic injuries and illnesses; first aid and emergency care; therapeutic exercise; anatomy and physiology; exercise physiology; kinesiology and biomechanics; nutrition; sports psychology; personal and community health; knowledge of various sports and their biomechanical and physiological demands; and applicable professional standards and regulations.
Search for colleges that offer a degree in Athletic Training/Trainer Major (use the College Search feature and enter "athletic training" in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.
What can you do with a major/degree in Athletic Training/Trainer Major?
Athletic Trainers evaluate and treat musculoskeletal injuries or illnesses. They also provide preventive, therapeutic, emergency, and rehabilitative care.
Job opportunities for athletic trainers are extremely likely in the future as this career subsector is expected to see eight percent (8%) growth 2019-2029.
A Bachelor’s Degree is generally the minimum educational requirement for this career job title.
Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Athletic Training/Trainer Major
Professional associations are groups of professionals dedicated to topics in specific fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.
- American College of Sports Medicine
- Board of Certification for the Athletic Trainer
- College Athletic Trainers' Society
- National Athletic Trainers' Association
- National Strength and Conditioning Association
Publications/Magazines in Athletic Training/Trainer Major