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 has 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 Ithaca College Athletic Training program is currently accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), 6850 Austin Center Blvd., Suite 100, Austin, TX 78731-3101. The program is currently applying to the CAATE for a change in level of degree (transition from Bachelors to Masters) and is pending approval.

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