Our athletic training programs specialize in the prevention, assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries and illnesses. Athletic trainers are unique health care providers who work as part of a health care team to supply quality care in a variety of health care settings. We offer a challenging curriculum and our dedicated faculty prepare students for rewarding careers in the athletic training profession and related fields. Athletic trainers are certified by the Board of Certification (BOC) and licensed in the state of Ohio by the Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Athletic Trainers’ Board. Both the Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Athletic Training programs are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).
The Athletic Training program‘s substantive level of degree change was approved in February 2020 by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). We are now offering a Master of Science in Athletic Training, which is a professional program specializing in the prevention, assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries and illnesses. Therefore, our program is no longer accepting students into the professional phase of the undergraduate program, and the program will be taught out until May 2023.
PROFESSIONAL LICENSURE DISCLOSURE
This program is designed to prepare students to sit for applicable licensure or certification in Ohio. If you plan to pursue licensure or certification in a state other than Ohio, please review state educational requirements for licensure or certification and contact information for state licensing boards at Kent State's website for professional licensure disclosure.
New faculty member, Dr. Hannah Harnar, discusses her role as Clinical Education Coordinator in the Athletic Training Program at Kent State University.