Athletic Training Careers

As nationally mandated by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), the professional athletic training program at Miami University transitioned from the Bachelor’s level to the Master’s level. Students wishing to pursue athletic training should enroll in the Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology program with the intention of applying to the Master of Athletic Training program during junior year.

Master of Athletic Training program

  • Professional Sports
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Secondary Schools

In addition to the above traditional practices of Athletic Trainers, there are emerging opportunities in the profession:

  • Industrial/Occupational - Athletic Trainers develop and manage programs designed to keep employees working at full capacity, improving company productivity and help reduce health care and insurance costs.
  • Military - employed by the various Armed Forces to assist in the health and welfare of both active duty soldiers and their dependents.
  • Performing Arts - Performing Arts Athletic Trainers provide specialized injury prevention and rehabilitative care to dancers, actors, musicians, and vocalists.
  • Physician Extender - provide value to the practice through: skills in triage, taking patient histories, performing evaluations, providing instruction on exercise prescriptions, rehabilitation, and general patient education.

Visit the National Athletic Trainers’ Association website for more information.