The Athletic Training Program at EKU is an accredited, professional master's program and is the longest standing athletic training program in Kentucky.
Who would be interested in this program?
People who are interested in a career in sports medicine and allied health care and, like working with both acute care and rehabilitation in active populations. Athletic Trainers work in a wide variety of settings including professional sports, colleges, high schools, clinics, industrial and corporate settings, performing arts, law enforcement, NASA, US Military, NASCAR and Indy Car.
As a professional master's program, interested applicants must complete a bachelor's degree, pre-requisite coursework and complete the application process prior to starting classes. Many students apply during their final year of their bachelor's degree and start the program the summer after graduation. The most updated list of requirements and pre-requisite courses can be found on the program's website. All applicants for the program need to apply using the Athletic Training Centralized Application Service (ATCAS).
Where are recent graduates of the program employed?
Graduates from EKU's AT Program provide patient care in multiple settings and across multiple levels of activity including:
- Dallas Cowboys
- Pittsburgh Pirates
- Houston Astros
- Cincinnati Ballet
- Various clinics and high schools across the U.S. (KY, MD, TX, OH...)
- University of Kentucky Sports Medicine
- Marshall University
- University of Florida, Alabama and Nebraska
How do students get more information?