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AT majors study the treatment, prevention and rehabilitation of injuries and work with elite athletes on some of the greatest athletic teams in the world. The Athletic Training curriculum combines classroom instruction in anatomy, physiology, nutrition and pharmacology with hands-on clinical experience.
Students apply to the program after their first year and completion of several prerequisite courses. Once admitted to the program, AT majors go through clinical rotations, mentored by athletic trainers and other health professionals as well as leading athletic medicine researchers.
Graduates of the Athletic Training program are eligible to take the Board of Certification exam. Many go on to graduate study in athletic training, medicine, physical therapy, and more.
Top 5 Reasons to Study Athletic Training at U-M
5. Amazing resources and state-of-the-art training rooms
4. Small class sizes
3. Work with elite athletes
2. Outstanding graduate school preparation
1. Excellent mentoring from faculty and athletic medicine staff
The mission of the Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP) within the School of Kinesiology at the University of Michigan is to develop entry-level allied health professionals who will be contributing members to the field of athletic training. The primary objective is to offer a well-rounded combination of academic course work and clinical experiences that will educate students on the prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of injuries and illnesses for the physically active.
This program will prepare students for entry-level work in secondary schools, colleges, universities, sports medicine clinics, professional sports programs, industrial settings and other healthcare environments. The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). Students who complete the Athletic Training Education Program will receive a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree and will meet the requirements to sit for the BOC Examination. Certification is required to practice athletic training in most states.
1. Promote professional conduct in compliance with the code of ethics set forth by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA).
2. Meet the educational competencies set forth by CAATE in the specific areas of: risk management and injury prevention, pathology of injuries and illnesses, clinical examination, acute care of injury and illness, pharmacology, therapeutic modalities, therapeutic and rehabilitative exercise, general medical conditions and disabilities, nutritional aspects of injury and illness, psychosocial intervention and referral, health care administration, and professional development & responsibilities.
3. Ensure that each student has the opportunity to work in a variety of clinical settings in order to gain a greater appreciation for some of the traditional and non-traditional venues in which athletic training services are administered.
4. Offer the athletic training student challenging situations to put classroom theory to clinical practice in a supervised manner.
5. Expose the athletic training student to a variety of allied health care professionals.
AT Course Offerings
- Exercise Physiology
- Psychological Aspects of Sport and Exercise
- Exercise, Nutrition and Weight Control
- Pharmacology for Allied Health
- Biomechanics of Musculoskeletal Injury
Sample 4-Year Curriculum:
(firstname.lastname@example.org) Assistant Professor, Athletic Training Education Program
(email@example.com) Assistant Professor of Practice and Program Director, Athletic Training Education Program
(firstname.lastname@example.org) Assistant Professor, Athletic Training Education Program; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Movement Science
(email@example.com) Research Assistant Professor, Athletic Training Education Program
(firstname.lastname@example.org) Associate Professor, Athletic Training Education Program; Adjunct Associate Professor, Movement Science
American College of Sports Medicine
Great Lakes Athletic Trainers Association
Michigan Athletic Trainers Association
National Athletic Trainers Association
Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society
Professional Football Athletic Trainers’ Society
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