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Athletic Training

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  • Accelerated
  • Master of Athletic Training
  • Erie, Pennsylvania
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  • Prevent, Treat and Rehabilitate Injuries with an Athletic Training Degree from Gannon University

    Gannon University’s Master of Athletic Training program prepares students to deliver patient-centered health care through classroom and clinical education experiences. Students will study essential topics including injury prevention, clinical examination and diagnosis, acute care of injuries and illnesses, and more. Students will also be well prepared to sit for the national certification examination through the Board of Certification Inc. Athletic trainers work within a variety of health care settings including universities, hospitals and physician offices, industrial settings, performing arts, and more.

    • Gain valuable patient experiences available in more than 20 clinical education sites regionally and nationally.
    • CAATE Accredited ProgramAccredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education.
    • Earn your Master of Athletic Training degree in just five years.

    Learn to Lead the Way in Athletic Training

    • Program coursework and requirements prepare you to take the board of certification and become a certified athletic trainer.
    • Learn to collaborate with physicians, athletic trainers and other health care professionals to provide quality health care to various types of patient populations.
    • Experience interprofessional opportunities with students from other health care professions through the program curriculum.

    Experience an Exceptional Learning Environment

    • Complete an immersive clinical education experience in your final semester with clinical sites available across the country.
    • Learn in our Patient Simulation Center, a clinical-like setting that mimics the way health care professionals collaborate in real time using the protocols you’ll encounter in your career.
    • Engage in student-led research and integration of evidence-based practice under the supervision of faculty experts.

    Inspire Your Academic Success

    Gain real-world knowledge through key athletic training courses including:

    Clinical Application of Care and Prevention in Athletic Training: Develop the essential skill application needed for the prevention, assessment and treatment of acute and emergent illness and injuries.

    Practical Applications of Health and Wellness: Examine the principles of nutrition and exercise activities as relating to injury prevention strategies; learn to design and apply programs for diet planning, aerobic and anaerobic training.

    Clinical Experience: Complete a full-time clinical experience that is designed for immersion in supervised training practice.

    Achieve the Possibilities

    Students will gain foundational knowledge in the first three years of the undergraduate study. These experiences will prepare students for the rigors of graduate school and the athletic training profession. Through these educational opportunities, you can:

    • Gain knowledge in kinesiology, exercise physiology, exercise testing and prescription, and care and prevention of athletic injuries.
    • Secure your career in a growing field with diverse opportunities that include employment in universities, hospitals and physician offices, performing arts, professional sports, military and more.
    • Earn an average salary of $49,860 in a career that is projected to grow by 16% by 2029.

    View the CAATE Program Information and Outcomes Page.

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Promote and support excellence in academic and clinical teaching and learning
  2. Prepare students to become certified athletic trainers who will be recognized as excellent entry-level professionals
  3. Provide support and promote the field of the athletic training community.
  4. Promote, support, and participate in interprofessional education and collaborative practice.
Miranda Garris

Miranda Garris Athletic Training

"The highlight of my program has been the lab experiences that have been helpful in applying what I learn in the classroom to real life. My clinical experience along with the opportunities we have to collaborate with other medical professionals, such as athletic trainers and orthopedic surgeons, have also been highlights."

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