On the sidelines of athletic playing fields and sports clinics nationwide, athletic trainers are key members of athletic health care teams.
In high schools, colleges and universities, professional sports programs, corporate and industrial sites, and sports medicine clinics, athletic trainers are keeping weekend, scholastic, and professional athletes healthy and ready for the next big athletic event. The athletic trainer specializes in preventing, evaluating, managing, and rehabilitating athletic injuries in physically active people.
The curriculum of the Athletic Training program was developed based on guidelines established by the Education Council of the National Athletic Trainers' Association. Towson University provides a combination of formal classroom instruction and clinical experience to prepare students to apply their health care skills in cooperation with medical and athletic personnel, coaches, parents, and others involved in physical activity.
Students must be admitted to the pre-athletic training program before applying to the major.
View all degree requirements in the Undergraduate Catalog.
More than 80-percent of undergraduate classes are taught by full-time faculty, who also have years of experience in the field. Your professors will encourage you to participate in internships and provide direct supervision and guidance
Students complete an intensive clinical experience over a seven-term period, beginning in the second semester of freshman year. All experiences are directly supervised in clinical sites, which include the university's athletic department, local high schools and universities, and sports medicine clinics.