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Frostburg State University’s athletic training degree specializes in graduating students who are skilled in prevention, assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries to athletes and others involved in physical activity. The rigorous bachelor’s program, a part of FSU’s Department of Kinesiology, requires courses in physical and biological sciences as well as courses specifically designed for athletic training. It is a hands-on CAATE-accredited program that prepares you to pass the Board of Certification examination to become a certified athletic trainer.
Emergency Medical Techniques in Athletic Training – Gain an introduction to the management of medical emergencies in an athletic training environment.
Therapeutic Modalities in Sports Medicine – Undertake the study of both the theoretical basis and practical use of various therapeutic modalities. Learn how modalities such as heat, cold, electricity and ultrasound work.
Orthopedic Assessment I and II – Learn how to assess injuries to all parts of the body, from the head to the toes.
Find out more about Frostburg State University’s athletic training program requirements (PDF).
Career Outlook for Athletic Trainers:
As parents and educators become more aware of the dangers of sports-related injuries at a young age, the demand for knowledgeable athletic trainers will grow rapidly. For this reason, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics anticipates job growth of 19 percent through 2022 for athletic trainers, which is faster than the average across all occupations. For more information, visit www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/athletic-trainers-and-exercise-physiologists.htm (U.S. Government Occupational Outlook Handbook).
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