Athletic Training

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.

Athletic trainers are health care professionals who work with physicians and other health care professionals to help individuals return safely to sporting, recreational, or work activities. Athletic trainers typically work in places where physically active people are found, such as high schools, colleges and universities, professional sports organizations, and more.

The MS in Athletic Training requires both didactic and clinical education experiences which require the student to meet programmatic standards for optimal and safe participation in clinical experiences.  Additional paperwork is required as students on-board for clinical rotations and additional costs are incurred for processes, including but not limited to, background checks, professional liability insurance and travel.  A full description of these responsibilities are included in the MS in AT Student Handbook linked below.

The online Ed.D. program in Interprofessional Leadership promotes the study of leadership from a perspective that is collaborative across organizational boundaries and framed around questions of equity, ethics, and social justice. Students address their inquiry to complex problems of practice. The program prepares leaders who can construct and apply knowledge to make a positive difference in the lives of individuals, families, organizations, and communities.

Kent State Program Information
  • Career Path of Athletic Trainers

    Career Path of Athletic Trainers

    With a degree in athletic training, you can take your career in a number of directions, such as working in:

  • What Makes KSU's Program Unique?

    What Makes KSU's Program Unique?

    Athletic trainers are health care professionals who work with physicians and other health care professionals to help individuals return safely to sporting, recreational, or work activities. Athletic trainers typically work in places where physically active people are found, such as high schools, colleges and universities, professional sports organizations, and more.

CAATE Program Information and Outcomes

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.

Faculty Spotlight

New faculty member, Dr. Hannah Harnar, discusses her role as Clinical Education Coordinator in the Athletic Training Program at Kent State University.