The Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) is a highly educated and skilled professional specializing in the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries. In cooperation with physicians and other allied health personnel, the ATC functions as an integral member of the athletic health care team in secondary schools, colleges and universities, sports medicine clinics, professional sports programs, industrial settings, and other health care environments.
National accreditation through CAATE, the athletic training major at Liberty University is designed to produce athletic training professionals who will impact the world of sports and health with the highest standards of knowledge, skill, and compassion. This program of study provides a thorough investigation into the profession of Athletic Training, using rigorous academic instruction in the classroom and intense hands-on clinical study in the athletic arena via working with the Liberty University's Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and other area clinical sites. Because of the stringent clinical component, participation in intercollegiate athletics is not practical and not recommended.