What is an Athletic Trainer?
Athletic trainers (ATs) are highly qualified, multi-skilled health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to provide preventative services, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions. Athletic trainers work under the direction of a physician as prescribed by state licensure statutes. (Courtesy of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association)
What careers or educational options can I pursue with an Athletic Training degree?
Athletic Training (AT) graduates are employed in University settings, High School/ Sport Medicine clinics, Professional Sports or pursue post-professional opportunities including residencies and academic doctorates.
About the Post-Professional Program
The Post-Professional AT Program (PPATP) accommodates both Board of Certification (BOC) certified athletic trainers and Board of Certification (BOC) “certification eligible” athletic trainers. Graduate assistantships are available on a competitive basis after academic admission is determined. There is no separate application for graduate assistantships. Funding for the assistantships is provided through UK Athletics, local sports medicine clinics, high schools, and local colleges. Should you have any questions, please contact Dr. Phillip Gribble, Director of the Post-Professional program.
Future of Athletic Training Education at UK
Mission of the Division of Athletic Training
The mission of the Division of Athletic Training is to provide course work and clinical experiences that are designed to develop skills necessary to conduct research and increase proficiency in sports injury prevention, education, and rehabilitation. It is a goal that graduates become: critical consumers of research and accepted clinical practices, advanced health care providers, and leaders in the clinical, educational, and research endeavors of the profession.