Athletic Training

Athletic Training Fundamentals

Athletic trainers play an integral role in the health and well-being of physically active individuals. Entrance into the program is by selective admission.

  • Core curriculum includes:
    • Medical terminology
    • Human anatomy and physiology
    • Care and prevention of athletic injuries
    • Therapeutic Modalities
    • Advanced Athletic Injury Management
    • Therapeutic Exercise and Rehabilitation
    • General medical aspects
    • Clinical experiences

Professional Preparation

The School of Sport Science and Wellness Education, located in InfoCision Stadium, offers a variety of resources for its students. You will receive the skills and clinical proficiencies required to successfully sit for the Board of Certification examination and the state of Ohio licensure examination.

  • Program accredited through Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE)

Our Faculty

  • Have extensive clinical experience with backgrounds in high school, collegiate, and sports medicine settings
  • Are innovative and interactive using state of the art facilities
  • Use multimedia technology to enhance classroom and laboratory learning

Akron Advantage

Clinical Experience

Ohio requires 800 hours of documented, athletic training experience under the direct supervision of a certified athletic trainer to qualify for state licensure.

  • You will be provided a variety of difference clinical instructors and clinical experiences, including:
    • Male/female gender sports
    • Contact sports
    • Collision sports
    • In-season/off-season sports
    • Team/individual sports
  • Field experience can be completed at any of UA's affiliate allied health settings:
    • Akron General Medical Center
    • Summa Health Systems
    • Physical Therapy Center for Family PT

Real-world Experience

You can expand your knowledge and skills by working at one of the college-operated centers:

  • Area affiliated high schools
  • Summit Orthopedic
  • UA Health Services for general illness
  • UA Strength and Conditioning
  • Student Recreation and Wellness Center

Athletic Training Student Organizations

  • The University of Akron Athletic Training Student Organization
  • Ohio Athletic Training Association
  • Great Lakes Athletic Training Association
  • National Athletic Training Association

Curriculum Guide


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Career Opportunities

Degrees and Preparation

A degree in athletic training paves the way for careers as:

  • High school athletic trainers
  • College/university athletic trainers
  • Industrial athletic trainers
  • Sports Medicine clinic athletic trainers
  • Medical sales
  • Strength and conditioning specialists

Athletic trainers work in a variety of settings:

  • Colleges and universities
  • High schools
  • Professional sports organizations
  • Hospitals or clinics
  • Athletic and fitness facilities
  • Industrial settings

Career Outlook

Opportunities in the field of athletic training are growing, particularly as the population ages, and trends for preventative health and wellness continue to be a national concern.

Career Center

The Career Center creates links among students, alumni and local professionals. You will have access to:

  • Career Resource Library
  • Co-op/internships through Career Advantage Network
  • Computer stations for resume writing and employment research
  • UA Career Fairs

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