What Can I Do With A Major In Athletic Training ?
Training is a health care profession, certified by the Board of Certification
for Athletic Trainers. 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.
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 800 hours of supervised practical experience in Central
Connecticut State University’s Athletic Training facility 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 and other medical
professionals who are either approved clinical instructors or clinical
instructors. 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.
Visit CCSU’s Athletic Training Department webpage here.
Sample of Related Occupations
School Athletic Trainer
Club & Resort Manager
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
American Society of Exercise Physiologists
Center for Exercise Physiology
Connecticut Athletic Trainers'
Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training
NATA Research & Education Foundation
National Athletic Trainers' Association
National Athletic Trainers' Association Board of
National Collegiate Athletic Association
National Exercise & Sports Trainer
The National Strength & Conditioning
Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society
Internships, Co-ops and Employment
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 opportunitites 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 Central Connections, CCSU's online job, internship, and
co-op database, on the CACE website here.
Central Area Health Education Center - Collegiate Health Services Corps. - Volunteer and Service Experience
Coplex Sports Domain - Sports Trainer
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