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Welcome to the online home of Frostburg State University's CAATE-Accredited Athletic Training Education Program.
We are glad that you are visiting our site and encourage you explore our program. Below is a brief overview of our program. If you have further questions, please feel free to contact us.
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Athletic Training Students with Kevin Carroll
Students enrolled in FSU's Athletic Training Program (ATP) receive an exciting educational experience. These students take a variety of courses in the physical and biological sciences as well as the courses specifically designed for athletic training.
In addition to the classroom responsibilities, athletic training students participate in extensive clinical affiliations with intercollegiate athletic teams, local high schools, and sports medicine clinics. During these affiliations the student is always under the watchful eye of a certified athletic trainer who guides and shapes the clinical experience.
What is an Athletic Trainer?
Certified athletic trainers (ATCs) are health care professionals who collaborate with physicians and serve as a critical link between athletic programs, emergency medical services, and the medical community. Cetified athletic trainers work under the direction of a licensed physician and provide various services to the physically active. Their primary responsibilities include injury prevention, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention, rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions, organization and administration, education, and counseling.