sports medicine student applying tape to injured ankle

Athletic Training

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. 

Why Barton?


  • Small class size that encourages/supports one-on-one interaction with faculty.  
  • General education courses that successfully transfer on to college/university under-graduate programs. 
  • A curriculum designed to provide several prerequisite courses needed for the student pursuing a Master's degree in Athletic Training.

Student Support

  • Faculty who genuinely care about student success.
  • Student support system organized to help students achieve academic success.
  • The opportunity to join Barton's athletic training student staff and work with 25 inter-collegiate sports. 

Athletic Trainers taping athlete's anklesTransfer Support

  • Students pursuing a career in athletic training must successfully complete a specific program of study leading to a Master of Science degree in Athletic Training, and pass the Board of Certification (BOC) for the Athletic Trainer exam.
  • College and university master's degree programs vary in regards to the method of delivery (3+2 or traditional master's degree program), admission requirements, the preferred undergraduate degree, and specific prerequisite courses.  It is important to select an appropriate undergraduate program as soon as possible once choosing to pursue a career in Athletic Training.
  • With BOC certification, and state specific licensure, positions dealing with athlete injury care can be obtained in high schools, colleges & universities, professional sports, and the performing arts; physician offices and clinical settings & hospitals; progressive corporations and industries; the military and public safety; and, various entrepreneurial endeavors.

Career Resources

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 BOC website at NATABOC website. To learn more about the availability of accredited athletic training programs, visit the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) website ( 

Degree Maps
Degree Maps

Associate in Science
Athletic Training

View the full list of Curriculum Guides (applicable for students admitted prior to Fall 2024) and Degree Maps (applicable for students admitted Fall 2024 and after).

Check out the Course Search for a full listing of courses available.

Students Preparing to Transfer
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.

Discover Career Paths
Discover Career Paths

Visit the What Can I Do with My Major? webpage to find helpful resources on career paths, employers and more!