Liberty’s Athletic Training Education Program provides a challenging curriculum that cultivates professionalism and prepares students for positions as Certified Athletic Trainers. Each course, practicum and lab experience offers the latest Athletic Training Education Competencies and Clinical Proficiencies and a productive learning environment.
Students are encouraged to become members of state and national professional organizations and are exposed to guest speakers and lecturers from a variety of health care professions. Student scholarship opportunities are available.
The clinical internship, completed over a period of three to five years, combines academic credit with hands-on experience. Affiliated sites include Liberty University's intercollegiate athletic program, area high schools, physicians' offices and sports medicine clinics.
Please be aware that due to the nature of our program, interested students are advised to begin the basic course work and practicum courses first semester of their freshman year. The clinical rotations involve a great deal of time outside of the classroom, thus dual participation in our program and any of the Liberty University intercollegiate athletic teams or other extensive outside activities is not recommended.
Those considering an athletic training career should understand that, as an allied health profession, a significant level of scientific and medical preparation is required. Prospective athletic training students should have successfully completed college preparatory courses in biology, chemistry, advanced biology (or human anatomy and physiology) and ideally, physics. They also should have successfully completed mathematics courses at least through Algebra II.
This program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (www.caate.net)