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Athletic Training Education
Park University's Athletic Training program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education. The major provides students with a variety of courses and practical experiences related to the prevention, care, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries. Students must submit a formal application to be admitted to this program. Acceptance is based on a minimum overall grade point average, success in designated professional courses, recommendations, athletic training competencies and proficiencies, and a minimum completion of observational hours under the direct supervision of an Athletic Trainer. Upon completion of the Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training, students are eligible to take the Board of Certification exam.
The Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) is a highly educated and skilled health care professional recognized by the American Medical Association. In cooperation with physicians and other health care personnel, the athletic trainer functions as an integral member of the health care team in a wide array of work settings including: high schools, colleges and universities, sports medicine clinics, professional sports, health clubs and many other employment settings.
Park University athletic training students learn professional skills in risk management and injury prevention • pathology and acute care of injuries and illness • orthopedic clinical examination and diagnosis • medical conditions and disabilities • therapeutic modalities • conditioning, rehabilitative exercise and referral • pharmacology • psychosocial intervention and referral • nutritional aspects of injuries and illnesses • health care administration.
For further information regarding the program's overall goals and objectives, please download the athletic training progam's policies and procedures manual.
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