B.S Physical Education Athletic Training Major
University of Idaho College of Education outstanding athletic training education program prepares you to address health care issues of athletes and the physically active individual. The program integrates academic concepts with a strong and comprehensive clinical experience. As a graduate of the program, you will be eligible to sit for the Board of Certification national examination.
Since high schools are increasingly hiring certified athletic trainers/teachers, we highly encourage students to consider earning their teaching credentials in addition to an athletic training degree. At the University of Idaho, you have the option of completing your master's degree in physical education immediately following completion of your athletic training degree. Completion of the master's degree usually takes an additional year and a half, and makes you eligible to obtain teaching certification.
As a student in the athletic training education program, you will learn about the prevention, acute care, evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries and illnesses. You will also learn about athletic training administration and professional development. This knowledge and understanding is obtained in both the classroom and clinical setting.
There are generally about 25 students in the athletic training program, allowing close interaction with your professors.