Master's Degree in Human Performance – Fitness & Wellness Degree
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Up to 75% of the Degree Total can be Transferred to Liberty
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Aug 24, 2020

Promote Wellness with Our Athletic Training Degree

Are you passionate about sports? Do you want to make a positive impact on athletes and in the field of athletics as a whole? Our Athletic Training degree will equip you to turn these desires into a reality. Develop the skills you need to become a certified athletic trainer by studying how to serve others through the prevention, examination, and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions.

What are you waiting for? Start pursuing your dreams today!

Kevin Fortier BS In Athletic Training Alumnus

Why Choose Liberty’s Athletic Training Degree?

At Liberty, we believe in providing you with the best we have to offer. With our athletic training program, you’ll learn from top professors, work on labs in state-of-the-art facilities, and receive a top-notch education. You can be sure that after successfully completing our degree you’ll be equipped to secure a job in athletic training.

Our professors have years of experience in their fields. Every course is taught by a faculty member with clinical experience and a doctorate. Not only are they highly trained, but they are also dedicated to providing mentorship and guidance to you throughout your time in the classroom and labs.


CAATE LogoLiberty University’s Athletic Training Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). This is in addition to Liberty University’s regional accreditation through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

What Will You Learn in Our Athletic Training Degree?

While studying in our athletic training program, you’ll learn all you need to be successful as an athletic trainer. The curriculum you study and the experience you gain in your labs provide the necessary knowledge and hands-on experience you need to prepare for any career field you choose to enter.

Throughout this degree, you’ll be taught core curriculum in human anatomy and physiology, exercise science, personal health, and nutrition. The majority of your program will be focused on your athletic training courses and labs. Some of these courses include the Principles of Athletic Training, Clinical Education, Emergency Care for Athletic Training, and Therapeutic Modalities in Athletic Training.

View the Degree Completion Plan, and check out our featured courses below for more information about what you’ll learn!

Featured Courses

ATTR 200Introduction to Athletic Training

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • An introduction to the profession of athletic training
  • Basic methods of care, treatment, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries

ATTR 305 Emergency Care for Athletic Training

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • Advanced level of first aid and CPR training for individuals who have a job-related “duty to respond”
  • Topics covered include anatomy, patient assessment, shock, burns, oxygen and airway care, spine board use, and other medical emergencies

ATTR 400 Principles of Therapeutic Exercise and Rehabilitation

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • In-depth study of theories and principles used to rehabilitate injuries to the physically active
  • Physiological and psychological factors affecting the rehabilitation function

ATTR 415 Leadership and Clinical Interactions in Athletic Training

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • Leadership skills in preparation for interacting with a wide variety of patients across cultures
  • How to utilize Christian faith to guide the ethical decision-making process as it relates to clinical interactions in the athletic training profession
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Highlights of Our Athletic Training Degree

  • Our athletic training program is recognized as an Allied Health Profession by the American Medical Association, Health Resources Services Administration, and the Department of Health and Human Services.
  • Get the opportunity to apply your knowledge and skills while working directly with patients in one of over 20 clinical education sites. Here, you will be supervised and mentored by a licensed athletic trainer or another health-care professional (preceptor) with a student to preceptor ratio of 1-3:1
  • The program is also nationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).
  • Get hands-on experience in our state-of-the-art Athletic Training Lab and Standardized Patient Center facilities.
  • Every professor has personal experience in the areas they teach, as well as earned doctoral degrees in a related field.

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Career Opportunities for Athletic Training Graduates

  • Emergent Care
  • Examination and Clinical Diagnosis
  • Rehabilitation of Injuries and Medical Conditions
  • Therapeutic Intervention
  • Wellness Promotion and Education

Admission Requirements for Undergraduate Degrees

Every application is reviewed by the admission committee on a case-by-case basis, meaning there are no set minimums for acceptance. However, all applicants must submit the following documents* for admission:

  • Admission application
  • Official high school transcripts
  • Official college transcripts (if applicable)
  • SAT, ACT, or CLT scores
  • Admission essay

*Note that additional documentation may be requested by the admission committee after your application has been received.