Athletic training combines the love of sports medicine as well as the science of exercise. The study of athletic training can lead to a career as a certified athletic trainer. Athletic training is not the same thing as personal training. Certified athletic trainers work in universities, high schools, professional sports, clinics, hospitals, performing arts, the military and other settings. The majority of certified athletic trainers go on to pursue a graduate degree.

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A Certified Athletic Trainer must be knowledgeable in all professional domains, including injury prevention, clinical evaluation, and diagnosis; immediate and emergency care, treatment, and rehabilitation; and organizational and professional well-being. 
(Provided by: Nova Southeastern University)

“As a recognized health care professional, athletic trainers require a significant level of scientific and medical preparation. You should complete college preparatory courses in biology, chemistry, and advanced biology (preferably human anatomy and physiology) in high school. 
(Provided by: Cedarville University)

Our curriculum combines classroom instruction in anatomy, physiology, nutrition, and pharmacology with hands-on clinical experiences and valuable mentorships. As a student in our program, you will regularly interact with and learn from athletic trainers and health professionals, as well as leading athletic medicine researchers. 
(Provided by: The University of Michigan)

“During professional coursework, students engage in human cadaver dissection, and engage in a rigorous curricular plan, which exposes them to a variety of topic areas including the prevention and care of athletic injuries, diagnosis of injuries & illnesses, therapeutic  exercise & modalities, pharmacology, nutrition, exercise physiology, and psychosocial issues in health care. 
(Provided by: Duquesne University)

“Athletic Training is an allied health profession that is responsible for the prevention, evaluation, management and rehabilitation of athletic injuries. It also includes the education and counseling of athletes, parents and coaches along with administration and organizations of athletic medicine programs.” 
(Provided by: San Diego State University)

ATs are healthcare professionals who collaborate with physicians to optimize activity and participation of patients and clients. ATs can be found anywhere there are active people. 
(Provided by: Hardin Simmons University)