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Overview: The Athletic Training program is one of the newest health care professions programs in the Doisy College of Health Sciences. In accordance with the Jesuit mission, which recognizes the dignity of all persons, the Athletic Training program seeks to develop competent practitioners who act for the good of the public, recognize the value of interprofessional practice and seek opportunities to serve the disadvantaged.
Curriculum: The Athletic Training education program is designed as a five-year program. Students who begin the program as freshmen spend their first three years completing required liberal arts and science prerequisite courses. Students who meet academic and professional behavior requirements continue into the professional phase of the program after their junior year. The two-year professional phase of the program includes coursework in human anatomy and kinesiology, clinical sciences, research and administration. Students participate in clinical experiences each semester. Following graduation, the student must pass the National Athletic Trainers Association Board of Certification examination to practice as a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC).
About the Faculty: Three certified athletic trainers are full-time faculty within the Doisy College of Health Sciences. Four clinical instructors are within the Department of Athletics. Highly regarded certified athletic trainers from the St. Louis area will also serve as adjunct faculty and clinical instructors. Courses in gross anatomy, kinesiology, nutrition, medical imaging, sports psychology and exercise physiology will be taught by other highly respected faculty members at Saint Louis University.
Clinical Sites: The primary clinical site for the program will be at Chaifetz Arena, SLU's new $80 million athletic complex. The 2500-square-foot sports medicine facility at Chaifetz will give students exposure to cutting-edge athletic training equipment. Clinical sites will include other colleges, high schools, professional sports organizations and private sports medicine clinics. The classroom, lab and research spaces in the Doisy College of Health Sciences are also top-notch.