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.

The bachelor's degree Athletic Training program will graduate its final students Spring Semester 2022. From Fall 2019 forward, it will not be available to incoming students.

The changing nature of health care and an increased emphasis on inter-professional practice prompted accreditation, certification, advocacy and research organizations to mandate that Athletic Training be a master's-degree program.

If you have questions, contact Sean Degerstrom at or 320-308-4718. Alternatively, call the Kinesiology Department 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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