Athletic trainer helping injured athlete at basketball game

Program information

Athletic trainers function as an integral member of the athletic healthcare team in secondary schools, colleges and universities, sports medicine clinics, professional sports programs, and other settings, such as public safety and the performing arts. This degree provides a solid start in helping you reach that goal. Through a comprehensive study of sciences, psychology, and sports medicine, you will develop the ability to attend to the needs of student-athletes on a sports team and learn how the process works from initial injury to determining return-to-play status.

As part of this program, you will have the opportunity to experience the day-to-day happenings of a college athletic training room through the completion of two practicums, which provide an early start toward completing hands-on hours required for licensure and completion of the four-year degree.

See semester-by-semester degree plan.

Upon completion of the two-year program, students should be competent in the following areas:

  • Effective communication, both oral and written
  • Ability to interpret statistical data
  • Ability to accurately evaluate athletic-related injuries and recommend appropriate actions based on evaluations
  • Information literacy

Transfer options

Multiple SUNY schools and private colleges

Career opportunities

  • Athletic trainer
  • Fitness trainer
  • Fitness instructor
  • Exercise physiologist

Internship opportunities

Sports Medicine Practicum courses provide hands-on experience in a training room setting. 

Contact us

Jennifer Krohn, Athletic Trainer/Program Coordinator
Phone: 315-792-5429