Physical Education - Athletic Training

Athletic training is an allied health care profession that is certified by the Board of Certification (BOC). Athletic trainers are health care professionals who collaborate with physicians and other medical professionals to optimize activity and participation of patients and clients. Athletic training encompasses the prevention, diagnosis, and intervention of emergency, acute, and chronic medical conditions involving impairment, functional limitations, and disabilities.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, the student should be able to:

  • Understand and apply techniques associated with Athletic Injury Prevention and Risk Management.
  • Demonstrate techniques associated with the Recognition, Evaluation and Assessment of Injuries and Illnesses.
  • Employ skills needed for the Immediate Care of Injuries.
  • Practice skills associated with the Treatment, Rehabilitation and Reconditioning of athletic injuries.
  • Explain Health Care Organization and Administration needs in the athletic training setting.

Career Options

The following list is a sample of the many options available for the athletic training major: Certified Athletic Trainers are employed in secondary schools, intercollegiate athletics, professional athletics, sports medicine clinics, the military, the sets and stages of the movie and music industries, professional dance settings, industrial and commercial settings, hospitals, and health clubs.


Director of Athletics: Dennis Roberts
Faculty: Tim Frisbie, Ed Kephart, Tom Powers, and Charlie Roche
Email: Office of Instruction
Phone: (530) 938-5201