Welcome to Shenandoah University's Division of Athletic Training. This program offers a unique combination of "hands-on" clinical training, classroom teaching, distance-based education and clinical research. Clinical field experiences are available on campus as well as in other settings such as with professional sports organizations.
Facility resources and curricular design have been created to meet the standards for accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). As an entry-level master's degree program, students are educated to prepare to take the certification examination given by the National Athletic Trainers' Association Board of Certification. This is not an advanced master's degree program for the certified professional.
Become an expert in preventing, recognizing, managing and rehabilitating injuries that result from physical activity. Specializing in prevention, rehabilitation, and management of injuries resulting from participation in athletics and physical activity, the athletic trainer is an integral member of the sports medicine team. The athletic trainer works in cooperation with the physicians, parents, coaches, and administrators to maintain the safety and well-being of athletes and the physically active.