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.
Athletic Training Education
Start with a strong foundation in the basic and applied biological and medical sciences. Translate classroom learning to real-life clinical application under the guidance of expert faculty. Strengthen your higher level thinking, clinical reasoning, and differential diagnosis as advanced skills as you advance through the program. Be supremely prepared to pass the national Board of Certification exam. Graduate as a highly capable healthcare provider, confident in your skills and ready to apply them to your future patients.
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Transition to Master's Degree Status
Ithaca College received New York State Education Department approval to register the new dual degree program, B.S., Exercise Science, Pre-Athletic Training/ M.S., Athletic Training effective, Fall 2021.
The Athletic Training program received approval by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) to begin its transition to the MS degree with the NYSED approved BS/MS dual degree program on October 19, 2020 and will thus, enroll its first cohort in the fall of 2021. We are currently accepting applications for our first cohort.
Athletic training major Katelyn Dolan ('19) is the winner of the 2019 Bobby Gunn Leadership Award for our division from the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA). Congrats to Katelyn and all of the incredible athletic training faculty.
Our athletic training students continue to excel - this honor joins that of the last NINE graduating classes (2011-2019) that achieved a 100% first-time pass rate on the Board of Certification (BOC) examination.
AT Faculty, Staff & Medical Team
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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