The Athletic Training program is no longer admitting students to the undergraduate (BHS) in athletic training degree. The profession is moving to requiring a master’s degree for certification, and the undergraduate program is currently in the process of transitioning to a master’s degree. The program anticipates accepting applications for the Summer 2019 cohort. Information and updates on the new master’s degree will be posted to the Athletic Training program web site.
Athletic training is a health care profession in which the Athletic Trainer assumes responsibility for the overall health care of the athletic population, particularly having an integral role in the prevention, recognition, care and rehabilitation of athletic injuries. Athletic Trainers have been employed in traditional settings including high schools, colleges, universities, professional sports teams, hospitals, and rehabilitation clinics. The practice of athletic training also includes, but is not limited to, physicians’ offices, corporate and industrial institutions, the military and the performing arts. Regardless of the practice setting, Athletic Trainers practice athletic training (or provide athletic training services) according to educational preparation and state practice act.
There are multiple health professions degrees at Mizzou, and the School of Health Professions advising office works with Mizzou students interested in Athletic Training. Athletic Training is a graduate degree that requires an undergraduate major to apply. Though Pre-Athletic Training is not an undergraduate major, Advisors in the School of Health Professions will work with students to help them understand requirements for applying to Athletic Training.
Common Career Paths
You can do nearly anything with a Mizzou degree, but here are some common career paths taken by graduates of this major: