Top Schools with Athletic Training Programs
Read about the top schools for athletic trainers, who often work with physicians to diagnose, treat and prevent sports-related injuries. Learn about the degree options at three top-notch schools, as well as what other universities in the U.S. offer programs in athletic training.
Formal education programs for athletic trainers can help them prepare for careers in hospitals, medical offices and college campuses, or with sports teams. Programs can be found at national and regional universities, including Ithaca College, the University of Texas in Austin and California State University in Long Beach.
Top U.S. Schools with Athletic Training Programs
1. Ithaca College in Ithaca, NY
Ithaca College is a private school that U.S. News & World Report ranked seventh among universities in the North for 2011. The college offers a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training and Master of Science in Exercise and Sports Science through the School of Health Sciences and Human Performance. Students in the athletic training program work with the college's 25 sports teams throughout their education. College facilities include indoor and outdoor pools, a state-of-the-art fitness center with a climbing wall and wood-floor gym.
2. University of Texas in Austin
In 2011, U.S. News & World Report ranked the University of Texas (UT) at Austin 45th among national universities and 13th among public universities in the United States. One of the oldest institutions in the state and one of the largest universities in the country, UT offers a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training and Master of Science in Clinical Exercise Physiology.
3. California State University - Long Beach
California State University (CSU) ranked fourth among public regional universities in the West by U.S. News & World Report in 2011. CSU was also named one of the 'Best in the West' colleges by The Princeton Review in the same year. Through its Kinesiology Department, CSU offers a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training and Exercise Science and Master of Science in Exercise Science.
Ten Good Schools with Athletic Training Programs
|Ohio State University||Ranked among the top ten public universities for research expenditures by the National Science Foundation||Columbus, OH|
|University of Florida||State's oldest university||Gainesville, FL|
|University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign||Ranked 15th among public schools by U.S. News & World Report in 2011||Champaign, IL|
|Michigan State University||In 2011, placed in the top 100 on the 'Top World Universities by Reputation' list, published by Times Higher Education||East Lansing, MI|
|University of Michigan||First public university in the Northwest Territory||Ann Arbor, MI|
|University of South Florida||One of the nation's top public research universities||Tampa, FL|
|University of Texas||One of the oldest institutions in Texas||Austin, TX|
|California State University||NCAA recognition for academic progress rate||Long Beach, CA|
|Arkansas State University||Offers 140 online courses||Jonesboro, AR|
|Ithaca College||Faculty-to-student ratio of 1:12||Ithaca, NY|
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