core-features-backgroundAthletic Training

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. Students who wish to practice as an AT must earn a degree from an accredited athletic training curriculum. The University of Missouri’s Athletic Training Program (ATP) was officially accredited in 2016. 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.
Admission to the professional ATP is limited and competitive. A student’s freshman year is considered pre-professional. Students can apply for admission into the professional phase of the ATP during their freshman year and must meet minimum eligibility requirements to be considered for selection. Students who complete the program will earn a Bachelor of Health Science in Athletic Training and will be prepared to successfully pass the Board of Certification Examination and gain employment.

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