Many colleges and universities have a bachelor degree in athletic training itself. It is now transitioning into a five years master program (which one allow you to work in multiple settings including professional sports). Additionally, a major in athletic training will give you a great advantage to pursue other certifications/credentialing and advancement within the sports medicine field of study. Therefore, obtain a degree in the field of athletic training itself is an outstanding advantage that’d prepare for many roles/fields. Be prepared to study for five years (out of high school), but you’d come out with a masters degree.
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Mariolino Fernandes, PA-C, ATC
Many colleges do have AT programs to offer; however, you can also look into Exercise and Sports Medicine (EXMS).
In most cases it's a lot of the same material and a good undergrad degree for continuing education (i.e. Physical therapist, Exercise Physiologist).
To apply for Master only AT program, you can major in anything you would like. However, programs do require you to have prerequisite classes to be completed. These classes usually include A&P, nutrition, functional anatomy, psych, biology, physics, exercise phys, etc.
The best Bachelor major to do that will need those classes includes, Exercise Science, Exercise Physiology, Kinesiology, Sports Medicine, and Biology, etc.
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