Major in Athletic Training
Penn State’s B.S. in Athletic Training degree provides a concentrated curriculum designed to prepare you for a career in athletic training, which is recognized by the American Medical Association as an allied health care profession. The program can help you meet the national standards of the Board of Certification (BOC) for the Athletic Trainer as well as other athletic trainer state regulatory boards to acquire the required credentials.
Athletic trainers 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 musculoskeletal injuries, and sport-related medical conditions. The major is designed to help you understand how to effectively work with physicians and other health care professionals as well as employers, patients, clients, and sport and recreation industry personnel in the development and coordination of efficient and responsive sports health care. This degree provides a solid foundation in the human body and its movements through coursework in biology, chemistry, physics, kinesiology, anatomy, and nutrition.
Riley Horner, an athletic training rising senior, recently received the 2019 B1G Tasha E. Bolton Memorial Scholarship for recognition of achievement as an outstanding athletic training student. On receiving this honor, Riley noted:
"I would like to thank my preceptors and professors, for without their support and guidance I would not have the confidence in myself, nor the appreciation and passion for the Athletic Training profession that I do today. I am honored that the Tasha E. Bolton Memorial Scholarship committee saw me fit as a qualified recipient of the award."