Bachelor's Degree in Athletic Training
B.S. in athletic training
Athletic training combines sports medicine with the science of exercise and physical activity. In their journey to become certified athletic trainers, students study the concepts and develop the necessary skills to manage the health-care needs of physically active individuals at all levels and ages.
A career in athletic training is a great fit for students who enjoy helping people grow and change in positive ways. The professional preparation includes a focus on prevention and health promotion, clinical examination and diagnosis, acute care of injury and illness, therapeutic interventions and more.
Students in athletic training have access to cutting-edge technology and opportunities to put their skills to use.
The K-State difference
K-State athletic training students complete clinical roatations that provide opportunities to apply skills in direct patient care at one of the university's clinical affiliate sites, which include area high schools, clinics, and collegiate and military settings.
Did you know?
K-State is the first Kansas Board of Regents university to offer the Master of Science in athletic training.
What classes will I take as an athletic training major?
K-State’s undergraduate degree is a pre-professional healthcare program that foundationally prepares students for a master’s degree in athletic training or to continue their education at a health professional school. Students will be eligible for the Board of Certification examination after completing a master’s degree, leading to certification as an athletic trainer.
As freshmen, students will take various courses that include:
- Biobehavioral Bases of Physical Activity
- Introduction to Athletic Training
- Basic Nutrition
- Sociology and Psychology
Further your education
What can I do with a degree in athletic training?
Certified athletic trainers work in universities, high schools, professional sports, clinics, hospitals, performing arts, the military and other settings.
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