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A degree in athletic training prepares an individual with the skills and knowledge necessary to deal with physical injury, including the breaking of bones and muscle sprains. Athletic trainers are usually the first to deal with injuries and work with children, soldiers, professional and amateur athletes. Athletic trainers must have at least a bachelor's degree and typically require some form of state license in order to work within the state. Athletic trainers are also responsible for injury prevention, either by educating individuals or by recognizing risks and assisting in minimization.

A curriculum in athletic training may include:

  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Therapeutic Modalities
  • Nutrition
  • Advanced First Aid

Athletic trainers work under the auspices of a physician, and often consult with physicians as to the treatment. Within a sports environment athletic trainers will treat individuals as directed by a physician and will, in case of injury, most likely be the first on the field to treat the injured. The role of the athletic trainer extends beyond sports, having uses on the battle field for the military, and among children in schools and other child heavy locations.

The minimum education necessary to become an athletic trainer is a bachelor's degree, though a master's degree will open up many more opportunities and increase the likelihood of promotion. State licensure is necessary to operate as an athletic trainer, and the requirements are different for each state. Interested individuals should inquire as to their state requirements when preparing for a career as an athletic trainer.

The average salary for an athletic trainer is approximately $42,000 dollars per year, though experience, location and employer can play a large role in one's salary. Job growth for athletic trainers is expected to grow much faster than average over the next decade,  partly due to the growing role of athletic trainers and partly due to the increased interest in preventative health care.

Individuals interested in athletic training may also be interested in occupational therapy, physical therapy, or music therapy.

Colleges that Offer Athletic Training by Number of Graduates

Listed below are the most popular schools in the U.S. that have athletic training programs. Schools can be filtered by clicking the drop-down menu below and selecting a state.

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Pinnacle Career Institute - South Kansas City

Kansas City, MO

We offer convenient technical education school locations in South Kansas City, Missouri; North Kansas City, Missouri; and Lawrence, Kansas, as well as online training programs. PCI offers the flexibility our students need to make sure they receive the best quality education available....

School Details

  • Tuition (In-State): $13,848
  • Type: Career College
  • Students Enrolled: 1,000 to 4,999
  • Telephone: (816) 331-5700

Programs Offered

  • Medical Records Technician (C,A)
  • Medical Insurance Coding (C,A)
  • Medical Assistant (C,A)
  • Medical Laboratory Assistance (C,A)

Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania

Slippery Rock, PA

Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, a public institution, offers a variety of program options, allowing students to choose which major is right for them. Located in Slippery Rock, PA, the school offers a rural setting for students to study in. Enrollment at SRU is nearly eight thousand per...

School Details

  • Tuition (In-State): $8,748
  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • Students Enrolled: 5,000 to 9,999
  • Telephone: (724) 738-9000

Programs Offered

  • Athletic Training (B,M)

Sacred Heart University

Fairfield, CT

SHU is a nonprofit private institution located in Fairfield, CT and provides a large number of educational opportunities for students. The school's Roman Catholic affiliation is one of its defining characteristics and plays an important role within the school's curriculum. Over 6,200 students...

School Details

  • Tuition (In-State): $34,030
  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • Students Enrolled: 5,000 to 9,999
  • Telephone: (203) 371-7999

Programs Offered

  • Healthcare Administration (B)
  • Medical Records Administrator (B)
  • Athletic Training (B)
  • Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention and Treatment Professions (B)

A T Still University of Health Sciences

Kirksville, MO

A T Still University of Health Sciences, a nonprofit private graduate level school, is located in the city of Kirksville. Enrollment at this school is nearly 3,600 students per year. Fully accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission, A T...

School Details

  • Type: Graduate School
  • Students Enrolled: 1,000 to 4,999
  • Telephone: (660) 626-2121

Programs Offered

  • Health Services (M)
  • Audiology, Hearing Sciences (M)
  • Dentistry (M)
  • Orthodontics, Orthodontology (M)

East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania

East Stroudsburg, PA

East Stroudsburg University, located in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, was originally a private normal school founded in 1983 to provide elementary and science education courses. By 1920 ownership was passed to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, resulting in a name change...

School Details

  • Tuition (In-State): $8,758
  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • Students Enrolled: 5,000 to 9,999
  • Telephone: (570) 422-3211

Programs Offered

  • Speech and Language Pathology (B,M)
  • Athletic Training (B,M)

Fresno Pacific University

Fresno, CA

Fresno Pacific University, a nonprofit private institution, offers a variety of program options, allowing students to choose which major is right for them. Located in Fresno, CA, the campus resides in an urban setting for students to study in. The school maintains a Mennonite Brethren Church...

School Details

  • Tuition (In-State): $25,336
  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • Students Enrolled: 1,000 to 4,999
  • Telephone: (559) 453-2000

Programs Offered

  • Athletic Training (B,M)

Cincinnati State Technical and Community College

Cincinnati, OH

Cincinnati State Technical and Community College’s main campus is located in the urban metropolitan area of Clifton, Ohio, but other locations are located in Middletown and Harrison, Ohio. Cincinnati State also offers a number of auxiliary locations, featuring over 100 degree and...

School Details

  • Tuition (In-State): $4,523
  • Type: Community College
  • Students Enrolled: 10,000 to 19,999
  • Telephone: (513) 569-1500

Programs Offered

  • Health Unit Coordinator (C)
  • Medical Records Technician (C)
  • Medical Insurance Coding (C)
  • Medical Assistant (C)

Ohio University

Athens, OH

Ohio University (OHIO) is a national, public research university located in Athens, Ohio. U.S. News and World Report ranks Ohio University in the top 60 public national universities. It is ranked fourth in the nation by the Forbes ranking for its return on investment in...

School Details

  • Tuition (In-State): $10,282
  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • Students Enrolled: More Than 20,000
  • Telephone: (740) 593-1000

Programs Offered

  • Audiology and Speech Pathology (B,M)
  • Healthcare Administration (B,M)
  • Athletic Training (B,M)

Career Networks Institute

Orange, CA

Career Networks Institute (CNI College) is a private community college in Orange County, CA, that offers two-year associate’s degrees. Originally founded in Santa Ana in 1994, CNI College finally found a home in the City of Orange after having moved there in 1997 as well as expanding its...

School Details

  • Type: Healthcare or Nursing School
  • Students Enrolled: Less Than 1,000
  • Telephone: (714) 437-9697

Programs Offered

  • Medical Insurance Specialist (C)
  • Medical Assistant (C)
  • Pharmacy Technician (C)
  • Surgical Technologist (C)

Brigham Young University

Provo, UT

Brigham Young University (BYU) is an institute of higher learning located in the beautiful mountain region of Provo, Utah.  It is dedicated to academic excellence and the teachings of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  The university offers...

School Details

  • Tuition (In-State): $4,710
  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • Students Enrolled: More Than 20,000
  • Telephone: (801) 422-4636

Programs Offered

  • Speech and Language Pathology (B,M)
  • Audiology and Speech Pathology (B,M)
  • Athletic Training (B,M)

California University of Pennsylvania

California, PA

California University of Pennsylvania, a public institution, offers a variety of degree programs, allowing students to choose which major is right for them. Located in California, PA, it resides in a rural setting for students to study in. Cal U has an annual student enrollment of nearly...

School Details

  • Tuition (In-State): $9,379
  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • Students Enrolled: 5,000 to 9,999
  • Telephone: (724) 938-4400

Programs Offered

  • Communication Disorders (B,M)
  • Physical Therapist Assistant (B,M)
  • Athletic Training (B,M)

Bridgewater State University

Bridgewater, MA

Bridgewater State University is a public college that has a large selection of degree programs available for students to choose from. The school is located in Bridgewater, Massachusetts, in a predominately suburban area. Bridgewater State University has a yearly student enrollment of around...

School Details

  • Tuition (In-State): $8,053
  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • Students Enrolled: 10,000 to 19,999
  • Telephone: (508) 531-1000

Programs Offered

  • Athletic Training (B,M)

University of Northern Iowa

Cedar Falls, IA

University of Northern Iowa is a public institution located in Cedar Falls, IA and provides a large number of program options for students. Around 13,000 students enroll at UNI per year.Here is a list of some of the popular programs UNI offers:EducationBusiness And...

School Details

  • Tuition (In-State): $7,635
  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • Students Enrolled: 10,000 to 19,999
  • Telephone: (319) 273-2311

Programs Offered

  • Speech and Language Pathology (B,M)
  • Athletic Training (B,M)

University of Pittsburgh - Bradford

Bradford, PA

University of Pittsburgh - Bradford is a liberal arts college that offers an undergraduate education and helps students in developing important skills useful in pursuit of graduate education or employment. A liberal arts curriculum exposes students to a variety of topics and subjects. The school...

School Details

  • Tuition (In-State): $12,890
  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • Students Enrolled: 1,000 to 4,999
  • Telephone: (814) 362-7500

Programs Offered

  • Athletic Training (B)

University of South Florida

Tampa, FL

The University of South Florida is located in Tampa. It is part of the State University System of Florida and is a public research facility. History The University of South Florida was...

School Details

  • Tuition (In-State): $6,334
  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • Students Enrolled: More Than 20,000
  • Telephone: (813) 974-2011

Programs Offered

  • Audiology, Hearing Sciences (B)
  • Audiology and Speech Pathology (B)
  • Healthcare Administration (B)
  • Athletic Training (B)

Weber State University

Ogden, UT

Weber State University (WSU) is a public university in Ogden, Utah, offering more than 250 degrees and professional certificates at the undergraduate level, including both associate's and bachelor's degrees, as well as 11 graduate degrees. WSU also offers online courses for...

School Details

  • Tuition (In-State): $4,768
  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • Students Enrolled: More Than 20,000
  • Telephone: (801) 626-6000

Programs Offered

  • Health Services (B,M)
  • Dental Hygienist (B,M)
  • Healthcare Administration (B,M)
  • Medical Records Administrator (B,M)

Carrington College - Tucson

Tucson, AZ

Carrington College is a system of schools owned and operated by DeVry Inc. through their acquisition of the U.S. Education Corporation. The schools are located throughout the Western United States, having in total 17 locations between Carrington College and Carrington College California. The...

School Details

  • Type: Healthcare or Nursing School
  • Students Enrolled: Less Than 1,000
  • Telephone: (520) 888-5885

Programs Offered

  • Dental Assistant (C)
  • Medical Office Administration (C)
  • Medical Insurance Specialist (C)
  • Medical Assistant (C)

Barry University

Miami, FL

Barry University is a nonprofit private institution located in Miami, Florida and provides a large number of educational opportunities for students. The school maintains a Roman Catholic affiliation, which is evident in the role it plays in program curriculums and daily life at the school....

School Details

  • Tuition (In-State): $28,160
  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • Students Enrolled: 5,000 to 9,999
  • Telephone: (800) 756-6000

Programs Offered

  • Healthcare Administration (B)
  • Anesthesiologist Assistant (B)
  • Cardiovascular Technology (B)
  • Nuclear Medical Technology (B)

Carrington College - Albuquerque

Albuquerque, NM

Carrington College is a system of schools owned and operated by DeVry Inc. through their acquisition of the U.S. Education Corporation. The schools are located throughout the Western United States, having in total 17 locations between Carrington College and Carrington College California. The...

School Details

  • Type: Healthcare or Nursing School
  • Students Enrolled: Less Than 1,000
  • Telephone: (505) 254-7777

Programs Offered

  • Dental Assistant (C)
  • Medical Office Administration (C)
  • Medical Insurance Specialist (C)
  • Medical Assistant (C)

West Chester University of Pennsylvania

West Chester, PA

West Chester University of Pennsylvania is a public college that has a large number of degrees available for students to choose from. The school is located in West Chester, Pennsylvania, in a predominately suburban area. West Chester University of Pennsylvania has a yearly student enrollment of...

School Details

  • Tuition (In-State): $8,620
  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • Students Enrolled: 10,000 to 19,999
  • Telephone: (610) 436-1000

Programs Offered

  • Audiology and Speech Pathology (B)
  • Healthcare Administration (B)
  • Athletic Training (B)

Source: IPEDS Survey 2008-2011: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.