Athletic Training (B.A.)

Athletic Training

School of Science, Engineering and Health

Department of Health and Human Performance

If you have an interest in sports, enjoy science, love to work with others, and have a heart to serve, then a career in athletic training may be a good fit for you.

At Messiah College, you’ll be part of a 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.

Looking for accreditation? We’ve got that covered. Messiah College's Athletic Training Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) and meets state requirements for athletic training licensure. Successful completion of Messiah's program also prepares students for the Board Of Certification (BOC) examination. Our seniors pass the national certification exam at a rate that exceeds the national average and commend our program for the education that they have received.

As an athletic training major at Messiah College, you’ll be able to:

  • Build strong networks in the field through clinical experiences and professional contacts.
  • Plan ahead by taking prerequisite course requirements for graduate school.
  • Earn significant state and regional scholarships in athletic training.
  • Experience your field of interest firsthand through clinical observations in physician offices and during surgeries and cadaver dissections.
  • Become a member of the Athletic Training Student Association (ATSA), Sport Management Society, or the Pre-Physical Therapy Club.
  • Enroll in classes that stretch you intellectually, physically, and spiritually: rehabilitation, pharmacology, injury assessment, administration, nutrition, anatomy, physiology and more.

Major Requirements

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Our seniors pass the national certification exam at a rate that exceeds the national average. 

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Clubs and student organizations include the Athletic Training Students Association, Sports Management Society, and Pre-Physical Therapy Club.
Opportunity to work on a human cadaver (pre-physical therapy and pre-professional students)
Professors' area of research include: youth sports and ethical issues; health education, race/ethnicity; sponsorship and marketing; and strength and conditioning.
98 percent acceptance rate into physical therapy, allied health, and other related graduate programs.
Excellent on-campus facilities such as Messiah's extensive applied human physiology lab, athletic training facilities, weight room, natatorium, indoor jogging track, and the Falcon Fitness Center.