Athletic Training

Athletic Training

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As an athletic training major you'll learn to prevent, assess and treat bone and muscle injuries and illnesses. You'll acquire knowledge, skills and an understanding of physical activity that allow you to work in health, education, government and corporate settings. You will learn risk management, injury and illness pathology, acute care, therapeutic exercise, psychosocial intervention and pharmacology.


Changes in the degree requirements by the National Athletic Training Association and the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education Programs require Athletic Training programs change from a bachelor’s degree to a master's level entry degree. St. Cloud State's undergraduate Athletic Training program will graduate its last bachelor degree students spring semester 2022. Incoming first year students for academic year 2019-2020 and later will not have the undergraduate athletic training major available to them. If you have questions, please contact Sean Degerstrom or the Department of Kinesiology at 320-308-4251.

Program Highlights

  • Clinical experience arranged at affiliated sites in the Central Minnesota.
  • Sixteen students accepted in the program each spring proceed as a cohort.
  • Student work centered in Halenbeck Hall, a facility that accommodates instruction, research, athletics and general student recreation activities.

Program Distinctions

  • Graduates of the Athletic Training Program have been employed by Major League Baseball (MLB) teams, National Basketball Association (NBA) teams, and National Football League (NFL) teams.
  • Graduates of the Athletic Training Program have been employed at universities and colleges participating at all competitive levels of the NCAA.

  • Graduates of the Athletic Training Program have continued their education in medical schools and physician assistant, physical therapy, occupational and chiropractic programs, among others.  

Student Organizations

Major Minor Online Courses

University Facts & Stats

  • 3,000 students/semester join group fitness programs
  • Our athletes volunteer in 70 activities annually
  • Teams compete at NCAA Division I and II levels
  • Average class size: 23 students

Popular Careers

  • Athletic Trainer
  • Community Health Specialist
  • Fitness/Health Promotion Program Director
  • Health and Fitness Clubs/Wellness Center Specialist
  • Community Education/Recreation Services Specialist
  • Specialist/Physical Therapy Clinic

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