Athletic Trainers (ATs) are highly qualified, multi-skilled health care professionals. Trainers work with physicians to provide:
- preventative services
- emergency care
- clinical diagnosis
- therapeutic intervention
- rehabilitation of injuries
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
- complete a specific program of study leading to a Master of Science degree
- 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:
- all levels of education
- professional sports
- sports medicine clinics
- physician’s offices
- public safety
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.
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
Barton 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 Master'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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