Clinical Concentration

Athletic training is an allied health profession which is growing rapidly in the general field of health care. As the number of professional, collegiate, scholastic, and physically active athletes increase nationally, so does the need for qualified athletic trainers.
        The athletic trainer is part of a sports medicine team. The team includes allied health professionals, allied medical personnel, and, in some situations, a hospital administrator or athletic director. The emphasis of Indiana State University’s undergraduate athletic training curriculum is to provide students with classroom knowledge and clinical experiences that are appropriate for the entry-level preparation of a certified athletic trainer.
        Coursework in the Department emphasizes strong theoretical foundations within each of the areas in athletic training, as well as critical thinking and problem solving skills associated with obtaining clinical proficiency. Students also benefit from hands-on clinical education experiences with health care professionals. Indiana State University’s Athletic Training Program prepares students to prevent, recognize, and evaluate injury. Students also learn how to manage and rehabilitate injury; organize and administer programs; and educate and counsel athletes.
         Students completing the undergraduate athletic training professional program are eligible to sit for the Board of Certification Examination to become certified as an Athletic Trainer.The Indiana State University Undergraduate Athletic Training Professional Program has a 3-year aggregate first time pass rate on the Board of Certification Exam of 81.48% and an overall passing rate of 96.3%  This represents the percentage of students that have graduated from the CAATE accredited curriculum program passing the examination on their first attempt and then subsequent attempts.

Athletic Training