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About the Athletic Training Major
Carroll University’s Athletic Training major prepares you for a career in healthcare to help people stay active and healthy even when sports-related injuries occur. You’ll learn how to effectively provide care for others as you interact with patients of all ages and abilities in a variety of areas. You’ll gain valuable experience when you apply what you’ve learned in the classroom through hands-on experience working with our athletic teams and internship opportunities. This combination of intensive coursework and practical clinical situations develops our students into well-rounded and knowledgeable professionals ready for employment or graduate school.
Your classroom experience will include time spent in our new, state-of-the-art, Michael and Mary Jaharis Science Laboratories, including the study of the human body in our cadaver laboratory. Though athletic trainers work externally to prevent and treat injuries, this unique opportunity provides you with excellent foundational knowledge in human anatomy and adds to your qualifications and experience. You’ll also spend a considerable amount of time learning in the field from professional athletic trainers while completing your undergraduate degree. During practicums you’ll be placed in local high schools or work with our NCAA Division III teams to provide care for athletes in a supervised setting.
In your final semester you’ll participate in a required 14-week internship and fully immerse yourself working full time in the profession. With help from faculty, you’ll choose an internship that allows you to succeed and fits your career goals best. Our students have worked all over the country in high schools, rehabilitation clinics, Division I institutions and performing arts organizations among others.
All of these experiences will help grow your network and allow you to make connections in the community as you begin your job search.