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Athletic trainers help prevent and treat muscle and bone injuries for people of all ages. Their patients and clients include everyone from professional athletes to factory workers.

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Athletic Training

What do athletic trainers do?

  • Prevent and evaluate injuries and illness
  • Provide immediate care
  • Oversee ongoing treatment and rehabilitative care
  • Develop exercise and therapy programs
  • Apply protective or injury-preventive devices such as tape, bandages and braces

Become a board certified athletic trainer
This program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). To be eligible to take the Board of Certification (BOC) Exam students must graduate from a CAATE accredited program.

What does it mean to be board certified?
Board certified athletic trainers:

  • Must have passed the BOC Exam
  • Have the education and training required to meet their clients' needs
  • Possess organizational and administrative skills to work in a variety of settings
  • Conduct themselves professionally and responsibly

Where do athletic trainers work?

  • High schools
  • Colleges and universities
  • Professional sports
  • Hospitals and clinics
  • Fitness and recreational sports centers
  • Military settings
  • Performing arts
  • Law enforcement

Coursework and clinical experience
As an athletic training major, you are part of the College of Education and Health Sciences.

  • Coursework includes: human performance, biology, chemistry, kinesiology, pharmacology, statistics, general studies and more.
  • Clinical experiences are an integral part of the program and entail increasing responsibility as you progress through the program.
  • If you plan to combine athletic training with high school teaching, you will need to complete the appropriate education classes for teacher certification.

Career outlook
Because of the role athletic trainers play in preventing injuries and reducing health care costs, the Department of Labor expects employment opportunities for athletic trainers will grow by 37 percent through 2018. Settings with the best job prospects include healthcare and fitness and recreational sports centers.

Is athletic training right for you?
You could make a great athletic trainer if you have:

  • Strong desire to help people
  • Good social and communication skills
  • Ability to manage difficult situations and stress
  • Time management and organizational skills
  • Inquisitive mind and enjoy learning

How to apply
The athletic training program at Minot State University is selective. Up to ten students will be admitted each spring semester. The ATPSC has the authority to increase or decrease the number of applicants admitted based on the number of preceptors available and the current enrollment in the athletic training program. To learn about the application process visit the Athletic Training web site.

Courses Required

For a complete list of courses and descriptions, please go to course catalog.

All courses subject to change. Other coursework required.

College of Education and Health Sciences

  • Our reputation: The College of Education and Health Sciences is internationally known for preparing quality professionals and pre-professionals in health science, human service and education.
  • Our faculty: Our well-qualified instructors are sought after for their scholarly expertise and their contributions to the community.
  • Our learning environment: Our facilities are equipped with state-of-the-art technology. And our students receive the clinical and practical field experience to prepare them for their chosen professions.

More Information
To learn more, visit our Athletic Training web site. Better yet, schedule a campus visit so we can meet face-to-face and show you around.

Contact Information
Heather Golly, Ph.D
Assistant Professor and Program Director
Department of Teacher Education and Human Performance
Phone: 701-858-3276 or 1-800-777-0750 ext. 3276
heather.golly@minotstateu.edu