Athletic Training Program
UCF School of Kinesiology and Physical Therapy
Athletic trainers are healthcare professionals who collaborate with physicians and other members of the healthcare team to provide preventative services, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention, and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions.
Athletic trainers are employed in a wide variety of settings including secondary schools, colleges and universities, outpatient rehabilitation facilities, medical offices, hospitals, clinics, the performing arts, the military, public safety organizations, and industry. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics the outlook for athletic training employment is expected to grow much faster than average for all occupations.
All states require athletic trainers to be certified and most states require athletic trainers to have a license. To become a certified and/or licensed athletic trainer, you must graduate from an accredited professional athletic training program ― such as UCF’s Master of Athletic Training program ― and pass the comprehensive Board of Certification Exam.