Welcome to Athletic Training
Athletic Trainers are health care professionals who collaborate with physicians and other health professionals to optimize patient care, client activity and participation in athletics, work and life. The practice of athletic training encompasses the prevention, examination, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of chronic and acute medical conditions.
The University of Idaho’s College of Education has two outstanding Athletic Training Education Programs. For Certified Athletic Trainers already working in the field, we offer the nation’s first Doctorate of Athletic Training program. For students, we offer a Masters of Science in Athletic Training, which prepares students for certification as an Athletic Trainer.
Career opportunities for athletic trainers are excellent. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Outlook Handbook predicts that by 2020, the number of jobs in athletic training will grow 30 percent while growth for all occupations is predicted to grow at only 14 percent. Athletic trainers commonly practice in high schools, colleges, clinics, hospitals, industrial corporate settings, military, professional sports, club and recreational sports, fitness centers to name just a few. For more information on Athletic Training as a profession, go to the National Athletic Trainer’s Association’s website at www.nata.org.