Athletic Training Education

Expertly developing capable and compassionate clinical scientists since 1975

Learn how to prevent, care for, evaluate, manage, and rehabilitate injury and illness in athletic and physically active populations in our nationally recognized athletic training program. Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), our program prepares and enables you to take the national Board of Certification Exam (BOC), which certifies an athletic trainer (ATC) to practice in many professional settings. Our unique, medically based and integrated curriculum incorporates progressive and integrated academic coursework with supervised and deliberate clinical experiences. It ensures you are capable for clinical practice and entry into professional and postgraduate programs of study in related health care fields. Our graduates work in both public and private sectors.

Transition to Master's Degree Status

Ithaca College's AT Education program recently received re-accreditation until 2028, and will continue to operate as an accredited undergraduate professional program as we complete final details and procedures for transitioning to a master's degree in athletic training.

Our target date for enrolling our first graduate cohort is Fall of 2021. As of now, all students entering our program in the fall semesters of 2019 and 2020 will complete a bachelors of science in athletic training (BS, Athletic Training) degree and will be allowed to sit for the BOC examination upon graduation.

Check here for updates on our progress and timeline.

AT Faculty, Staff & Medical Team

Click here to learn more about our AT faculty, staff & medical team. 


CAATE accredits Professional, Post-Professional and Residency Programs in Athletic Training and is sponsored by The American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine, and the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA). The Standards for Athletic Training education are used to prepare entry-level athletic trainers, and Ithaca College is responsible for complying with these Standards in order to maintain our status as an accredited athletic training program. The Standards guide the development, evaluation, analysis, and maintenance of our educational program.


Paul Geisler
Program Director, Athletic Training
G71 Hill Center
Ithaca College
953 Danby Road
Ithaca, NY 14850

(607) 274-3006