Athletic Trainers (ATs) are health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to provide preventative services, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions.
Upon completion of the MU Athletic Training Program (ATP), students will earn a Bachelor of Health Sciences in Athletic Training (BHS-AT) degree from the MU School of Health Professions and will be eligible to sit for the national board exam, offered by the BOC to become a certified Athletic Trainer.
Students who want to become certified athletic trainers must earn a degree from an accredited athletic training curriculum. Accredited programs include formal instruction in areas such as injury/illness prevention, first aid and emergency care, assessment of injury/illness, human anatomy and physiology, therapeutic modalities, and nutrition.
Classroom learning is enhanced through clinical education experiences. More than 70 percent of certified athletic trainers hold at least a master’s degree.
The Mizzou Athletic Training Program was awarded initial accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) in February 2016. The program received the maximum 5 year accrediation for new programs with the current accreditation cycle going through the academic year 2020-2021. More information about CAATE can be found at caate.net.