What You Can Do
Career opportunities for athletic trainers are excellent. The United States Department of Labor (USDL) predicts that Athletic Training will grow 37 percent from 2008 to 2018, much faster than the average for all occupations. Common practice settings that athletic trainers are found include: high schools, colleges, clinics, hospitals, industrial corporate settings, military, professional sports, club and recreational sports, fitness centers, and many more. In fact new practice settings are added yearly as businesses and patients gain better understanding of the benefits of hiring and being treated by athletic trainers. For more information on Athletic Training as a profession, please visit the National Athletic Trainer’s Association’s website (www.nata.org).
The first advanced clinical doctorate in athletic training, this program has been designed to improve clinical practice in athletic training for professionals at any stage of their career. This focus is demonstrated in the following design and curricular characteristics:
- A flexible degree designed for the practicing clinician who resides anywhere in the country.
- Opportunity for students to choose their own residency.
- Development of a network of clinicians committed to improving their clinical practice.
- An integrated curriculum of didactic classroom and clinical coursework, emphasizing advanced clinical practice.
- Conduct of original, applied clinical research focused on advancing clinical practice.