The major in athletic training is designed to prepare and qualify students to take the Board of Certification Examination in Athletic Training. Upon obtaining certification, students will be qualified athletic trainers for positions in settings such as high schools, colleges, sports medicine clinics, rehabilitation centers or private industry. Most states in the US will also require athletic trainers to obtain a license in order to practice in the field. The program provides solid didactic and clinical education and boasts a fully equipped, 1044-square foot athletic training laboratory facility, four campus athletic training rooms and a staff of 17 approved clinical preceptors. The program additionally contracts with numerous local hospitals, sports medicine and physical therapy clinics and high schools in order to provide a breadth of clinical education exerience for our students. The program is accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).
Students majoring in athletic training must maintain a minimum cumulative NMU grade point average of 2.50 and complete all courses in the major with a minimum grade of “C”, except courses with the ATR prefix must be completed with a minimum grade of “B-”.
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This major does not require a minor.