As part of a healthcare team, athletic trainers are licensed allied healthcare professionals that serve to prevent, diagnose, treat, or rehabilitate injuries or medical conditions. Athletic trainers specialize in patient education to prevent injury or re-injury.
In order to become an athletic trainer, you will need to earn an advanced degree in athletic training from an accredited college or university. Most schools offer two-year Masters of Athletic Training (MSAT) degrees, while some also offer a doctorate degree. After completion of a program, students will pass the Board of Certification exam to gain licensure.
Athletic Training Programs in Indiana
The following table includes the minimum pre-requisite courses for several MSAT programs in the US; however, many schools have additional recommended courses. Students should work with their advisor to ensure all pre-requisite courses are completed in a timely fashion.
|Introductory Biology||One||BIO151 or BIO203 or BIO204|
|Human Anatomy||One, w/lab||BIO225 or ESS265/266L|
|Human Physiology||One, w/lab||BIO226 or ESS267/268L|
|Exercise Physiology||One, w/lab||ESS352 or ESS353 or ESS434|
|General Chemistry||One, w/lab||CHE140/141L|
|Statistics||One||BIO205 or MAT130|
|Psychology||One||PSY101 or PSY220|
Since the requirements for entry into these are quite diverse, students should thoroughly explore the requirements of all programs to which they hope to apply. At Marian, meet early and often with your advisor to stay on track for a successful application.
A competitive candidate will generally:
"Everyone at Marian is welcoming and wants to help you succeed. Since I first applied for admission through my last semester of classes, I've found the faculty and staff very attentive."
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