Athletic Training

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Athletic Trainers (ATs) are highly qualified, multi-skilled health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to provide preventative services, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions of the physically active. Athletic trainers work under the direction of a physician as a prescribed by state licensure statutes. 

Students pursuing a career in athletic training must gain acceptance into an accredited athletic training education program, successfully complete a specific program of study leading to a Master of Science degree, and pass the National Athletic Trainers' Association's Board of Certification (NATABOC) exam. With NATABOC certification, positions dealing with athlete injury care can be obtained in high schools, colleges and universities, and professional sports; sports medicine clinics, and hospitals, physician’s offices; and progressive corporations and industries; the military and public safety; and entrepreneurial endeavors. 

College and university programs vary in regards to the admission’s process, general education requirements, the selection of prerequisite athletic training education courses, and the method of delivery (3+2 or traditional master's program). It is important to select a transfer college or university as soon as possible once choosing to pursue a career in Athletic Training.

To learn more about the athletic training profession, visit the (National Athletic Trainer's Association) NATA website. To learn more about the athletic training certification process and exam, visit the NATABOC website. To learn more about the availability of accredited athletic training programs, visit the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) website (caate.net). 

Curriculum Guide

2018-2020 Curriculum Guides: Students who enrolled in their program prior to Fall 2020 should use should use the following Curriculum Guide. 

Associate in Science
2018-2020 Athletic Training

2020-2022 Curriculum Guides: Newly admitted or returning re-admitted students for Fall 2020 or later should use the following Curriculum Guide.

Associate in Science
2020-2022 Athletic Training

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Students Preparing to Transfer

Athletic Trainers taping athlete's anklesBarton Community College's Athletic Training curriculum is designed to provide the general education requirement and core Athletic Training courses for students who plan to transfer to a four year college or university to complete a bachelor's degree in Athletic Training or related field. Electives must meet the requirements of your transferring institution. Students should coordinate with their advisor for transfer requirements.

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