The SNU Pre-Athletic Training Program, through traditional coursework and hands on skills development, prepares students to attend graduate school in the pursuit of a Master’s of Science in Athletic Training. Upon graduation from this program, not only will students have earned the course pre-requisites that are required to apply to the graduate school of their choosing, but they will have also developed a variety of skills that will become useful in clinical practice as a Certified Athletic Trainer.
The hands on focus and clinical experiences embedded within this academic program is what sets it apart from its competitors at other institutions. In addition, students will be challenged to acquire clinically relevant knowledge in the injury evaluation, therapeutic modalities, therapeutic rehabilitation, and numerous other courses. This clinical knowledge will be immensely valuable to the graduating student as they begin taking graduate level courses over some of the same content. Upon completing a Master’s of Science degree in Athletic Training and passing a nationally certifying examination, graduates find opportunities to practice as health care providers to the physically active in a wide variety of settings.