The Department of Kinesiology, Sport Studies, and Physical Education offers a degree program that leads to a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Athletic Training.
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The undergraduate Athletic Training Major at The College at Brockport has been accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) since 1999. The Athletic Training Major at the College is supervised by six Athletic Trainers all of whom have teaching and clinical responsibilities. The athletic trainer is a vital part of the sports medicine team and is widely recognized as a health-care professional.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that employment of Athletic Trainers is expected to grow 21% from 2014-2024, much faster than the average for all occupations.
Athletic Training is an allied health profession dealing with the prevention, recognition, management, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries. Athletic Trainers (ATs) are health care professionals who collaborate with physicians.
Services Provided by Athletic Trainers
- Emergency care
- Clinical diagnosis
- Therapeutic intervention
- Rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions.
The program is structured to include both academic and clinical education experiences. Students rotate through on-campus athletic training facilities and several off-site affiliated settings during their clinical education, acquiring valuable clinical skills under the direct supervision of certified athletic training staff in a variety of clinical experience settings. The program is governed by guidelines that incorporate a student/certified athletic trainer ratio, and therefore limits the number of students that may be admitted into the program.
Students who are formally accepted into the Professional Phase of the Athletic Training Major and successfully complete the program are eligible to take the Board of Certification Examination. During the last five years The College at Brockport students have performed very well on the BOC Certification Exam.
Graduates from the Athletic Training Program at Brockport are currently working in many different settings across the country including:
- Colleges and universities
- Professional sport teams
- High schools
- Sports medicine clinics
- And many others.
In a typical graduating class, approximately 75% of the graduating students attend graduate school while approximately 25% pursue employment in the field. Graduates are also eligible for licensure in New York State as a Certified Athletic Trainer.
For additional information regarding the Athletic Training Major please contact Dr. Tim Henry at (585)-395-5357 or by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.