What is Athletic Training?
Athletic trainers are health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to optimize activity and participation of athletes, patients and clients. Athletic training practice includes injury prevention, injury assessment, immediate management of athletic injury, rehabilitation, and sport specific conditioning, administrative duties, and professional development.
What can Students do with a Degree in Athletic Training?
Certified athletic trainers are employed in many settings:
- high schools
- colleges and universities
- professional sports
- sports medicine clinics
- the military
- the performing arts
In addition to providing patient care, athletic trainers also work as clinical researchers, administrators, faculty members at colleges or universities, and clinical instructors.
One Degree on Two Campuses
At SLU-Madrid, the Athletic Training academic curriculum is completely integrated into that of the Doisy College of Health Sciences of the Saint Louis-Missouri campus, allowing students to transfer between the two campuses over the course of their undergraduate degree program. Students who enroll in the Athletic Training program in Madrid will normally spend their first two years in Madrid, then transfer within the University to the St. Louis campus in Missouri to complete their degrees. Students can also transfer the academic credits earned at the Madrid campus to other US universities, should they wish to.
A truly international program, the Madrid Campus is both recognized as a Center of Higher Education by both the Consejería de Educación y Cultura of the Madrid regional government and accredited by the Higher Learning Commission in the U.S.
All Athletic Training academic courses are offered in English at SLU-Madrid. Spanish and international students normally enroll in our intensive English as a Second Language (ESL) program during their first year of study.
The SLU athletic Training program is an institutional member of the World Federation of Athletic Training and Therapy.
Features of the Athletic Training Program
- A five-year course of study in which you completing the required liberal arts and science prerequisite courses during the first three years
- In the fourth year, you will start the two-year professional phase which includes coursework in human anatomy and kinesiology, clinical sciences, research and administration.
- You will participate in clinical experiences during the professional phase of the program.
- Following graduation, the you must pass the Board of Certification examination to practice as a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC).
Special Attributes of this Program
- Hands-on experience to complement lectures throughout the curriculum.
- Ph.D.-prepared faculty teaching in the classroom; you will study with experts in their field.
- Excellent laboratory facilities.
- Individualized attention to all students to assist in meeting your unique educational needs.
- You will receive a quality education in Athletic Training as well as the added value of international experience. SLU-Madrid is home to students from more than 65 countries; the more international experience you have, the more competitive you will be in the global market.