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Athletic Training

What Can I Do With A Major In Athletic Training ?

Athletic Training is an Allied Healthcare Profession. Students who graduate from an accredited program can become certified through the Board of Certification for Athletic Trainers (BOC). Athletic trainers specialize in preventing, recognizing, managing and rehabilitating athletic-related illnesses and injuries that result from physical activity. As part of a complete health care team, the certified athletic trainer works under the direction of a licensed physician and in cooperation with other health care professionals, athletics administrators, coaches and parents.

CCSU’s clinical education places a strong emphasis on providing the athletic training student with sufficient opportunities to master the desired competencies and clinical proficiencies through active participation in providing health care to student-athletes. The clinical experience is designed to provide the student with a minimum of 1200 hours of supervised practical experience with Central Connecticut State University’s Varsity Sports Teams and concludes with a fifth semester off-campus affiliation. During this time, the student will be under the direct supervision of a certified athletic trainer or other licensed medical professional who are trained as preceptors. Each semester-long clinical experience is designed to provide the student with ample opportunities to progressively develop competencies in the psychomotor and clinical proficiency skills that are necessary for the entry-level athletic trainer. Graduates of our program find employment at high schools, colleges, professional sports teams, clinics, hospitals, large corporations.  

Visit CCSU’s Athletic Training Department webpage here.

Sample of Related Occupations

Aerobics Instructor

Assistant Athletic Trainer

Athletic Trainer


Fitness Consultant

Fitness Instructor

High School Athletic Trainer

Massage Therapist

Personal Trainer

Sports Dietician

Sports Club & Resort Manager

Strength & Conditioning

Team Physician

University Athletic Trainer

For additional information on each occupation or any others you may be considering, please visit the Occupational Outlook Handbook, a nationally recognized source of career information, put together by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Professional Associations & Additional Career Information

American College of Sports Medicine

American Medical Society for Sports Medicine

American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine

American Society of Exercise Physiologists

Connecticut Athletic Trainers' Association

Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education

NATA Research & Education Foundation

National Athletic Trainers' Association

National Athletic Trainers' Association Board of Certification

National Collegiate Athletic Association

National Personal Training Association

The National Strength & Conditioning Association

Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society

Internships, Co-ops and Employment Opportunities

Athletic Training majors may find experiential opportunities or employment in a number of areas depending on your skills, abilities and experience. Career-related internships and co-op placements are a great avenue to establishing yourself as a qualified candidate for full-time, professional-level career opportunities after graduation.

The following list of employers and job titles shows opportunities where the employer was specifically looking for athletic training majors. This list is meant to be a resource for further career-related investigation and DOES NOT REFLECT current openings. To look for current openings, please visit College Central Network, CCSU's online job, internship, and co-op database, on the Career Success Center website here.

Central Area Health Education Center - Collegiate Health Services Corps. - Volunteer and Service Experience

Empower Leadership Sports & Adventure Center - Part Time Adventure Facilitator

ESF, Inc. - Coach/Camp Counselor

Excel Fitness - Personal Trainer/Fitness Instructor

Sudor Taino - Personal Administrative and Fitness Assistant