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Pre-Athletic Training

Athletic Training as a Profession

Athletic Trainers work with diverse patient populations in a wide range of settings, including athletics (school and professional), medical clinics, and occupational/industrial settings. Most AT programs are masters degree (M.S.A.T.) programs, but there are also doctoral degree programs such as that offered by the University of Idaho.

For more information, see the University of Idaho Department of Movement Sciences website and - Athletic Training.


Pre-Athletic Training

Carefully check admissions requirements at your top choice AT programs. In general, the following courses are recommended as preparation for admission to AT school:

  • Human Anatomy
  • Human Physiology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • General Biology
Note: First Aid/CPR certification is another common requirement

  • Get shadowing and clinical experience and maintain a formal log (Professional Development Activities Log). Find out firsthand what the profession is like, explore different areas of the profession (including different settings), and find out if it is the right fit for you. 
    • The University of Idaho ISMaRT Clinic is a great on-campus resource for students
  • Develop strong relationships with faculty mentors, AT professionals, and others who may be writing a letter of reference on your behalf.

Many graduate level health professional programs use a centralized application (CAS) system to process applications.  The CAS for Athletic Training Programs is ATCAS.

Pre-Health Professions Program

Physical Address:

Vandal Success Center
Idaho Student Union Building, 3rd floor

Mailing Address:

875 Perimeter Drive MS 2436
Moscow, ID 83844-2436

Phone: 208-885-5809