Athletic Training

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The Union College athletic training major is for students interested in serving as athletic trainers in a variety of settings. Athletic trainers specialize in the prevention, assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries and are recognized by the American Medical Association as allied health professionals.

Upon graduation, students will earn a bachelor’s of science in athletic training and be prepared to take the National Athletic Trainers Association Board of Certification exam and/or to pursue graduate studies. Students who complete their degree and pass the exam are awarded the ATC professional credential, the entry-level credential required to practice athletic training in most states. Coursework for the major includes the core curriculum as well as health and science classes in classrooms and clinical settings.

Student Opportunities

  • Chance to intern with professional sports teams and in other settings.

  • Experience with all types of rehabilitations in a physical therapy clinic.

  • Gain valuable experience by working with Union’s 23 athletic programs.

  • Clinical experience, including shadowing an orthopedic surgeon in the office and operating room.

  • Students may apply for UConnect, a mentoring program, that matches students with alumni and friends who have found success in athletic training.

Completion of this major will not certify the student as a certified athletic trainer, the Board of Certification examination will have to be completed and passed.

NOTE: Admission to the College does not guarantee admission to the Athletic Training Program.