Athletic Training Program (ATP)
Our ATP provides students with an outstanding educational foundation to be successful within the Athletic Training profession. The Athletic Training Students (ATS) of our program are an integral component of the sports medicine services we are able to deliver to the NCAA Division II athletes of Augustana College.
|Diverse Clinical Education Program||Employment Opportunities|
|Additional Clinical Experience Opportunities||Certified Athletic Trainers|
|Board of Certification||Academic Preparation|
Through our diverse clinical education program, ATS participate in supervised hands-on clinical experiences with our Clincial Preceptors (CPs) in the following settings
- high schools
- sports medicine clinics
- team physicians
- chiropractic clinics
- human performance programs
- semi-professional teams.
Upon the successful completion of our ATP, students will:
- Receive a bachelor-of-arts degree in Athletic Training.
- Be eligible to sit for the Board of Certification (BOC) examination to become certified athletic trainers.
- Sports Medicine Clinics
- High Schools
- Colleges and Universities
- Human Performance Programs
- Industrial Settings
- Professional Sports Teams
Certified athletic trainers are highly qualified health care professionals who are educated and experienced in delivering health care services to physically active patients. Certified athletic trainers work closely with physicians and other allied health professionals on a daily basis. A certified athletic trainer's duties include:
- Providing risk management and injury prevention
- Assessment and evaluation
- Emergency and acute care
- Health care administration
Our ATP is housed within the department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER). Students are required to complete 60 academic credit hours within the HPER department in addition to meeting the general education requirements of the College. Our ATP curriculum is a three-year sequenced didactic (classroom) and clinical education program that is designed to ensure that our ATS have the knowledge and skills necessary to become successful within the Athletic Training profession.