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Athletic Training Degree (B.A.)

Athletic Training Degree (B.A.)

Athletic Training at Messiah College

If you have an interest in sports, enjoy science, love to work with others, and have a heart to serve, then Messiah College’s Bachelor of Arts degree in athletic training may be a good fit for you.

Athletic training is a growing allied health profession that prepares you to provide athletic training services to athletes and other physically active individuals. In Pennsylvania and nationwide, public and private educational institutions, professional teams, sports medicine-related clinics, hospitals and industrial/corporate organizations indicate a need for certified athletic trainers.

At Messiah College, experienced faculty guide you in dynamic and unique training curriculum that has earned its reputation as a demanding, yet highly rewarding program. In fact, more than 90 percent of our graduates enter either graduate school or acquire jobs with nationwide public and private educational institutions, professional teams, sports medicine-related clinics, hospitals and industrial/corporate organizations.  

Athletic training major distinctives
Career options for athletic training majors
Internship and research opportunities for athletic training majors

Accreditation

Looking for accreditation? We’ve got that covered. Messiah College's Athletic Training Program is carefully designed to meet the requirements established by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) and the National Athletic Trainers' Association Athletic Training Education Competencies.

Admission to the major and professional certification

Students who gain formal acceptance to the athletic training major and meet all of the academic course and clinical experience requirements will be eligible to sit for the National Board of Certification (BOC) Exam where you can become certified as an athletic trainer. Please refer to the curriculum sheet and suggested 8 semester plan sequence for more information on the courses and educational program requirements.

Our BOC pass rate for the previous three years (2012-2015) is 100% (35 of 35). This data is available publicly in compliance with accreditation standards as required by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).

Additionally, students who take specific coursework to meet graduate school requirements often pursue a physical therapy education and eventually become dually certified as an AT/PT.