- Athletic Training (B.A.)
Athletic Training (B.A.)
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 certification. 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 Organization (ATSO), Sport Management Society, Phi Epsilon Kappa Fraternity, 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.
- Become a member of professional associations such as American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA), or Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers' Society (PATS).