Our curriculum intentionally emphasizes basic and applied human, biological and medical sciences as our foundation and infrastructure. But content and knowledge are not enough to become a healthcare clinician, so we deliberately focus on developing your clinical capabilities, clinical reasoning, adaptive expertise and differential diagnosis as advanced skills as you move through our demanding and experiential program.
As you progress through our program in the classroom, laboratory and various clinical settings, you will learn how to prevent, care for, evaluate, manage, and rehabilitate physical and psychological injury and illness in athletic and physically active populations. Successful students are eligible to sit for the national Board of Certification Exam (BOC) in the spring of the senior year; passing the BOC examination certifies you as an athletic trainer (earning the "ATC" credential) that will be capable of practicing as an entry-level professional, or for entering graduate or professional school.
Since the program's inception in 1975, Ithaca College's AT graduates have consistently exceeded the national averages for the profession's certification exam, currently enjoying a 9 year first time pass rate streak. Alumni of our program also enjoys outstanding placement in the nation's top graduate & professional programs, and various exciting and rewarding places of employment for athletic trainers.