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Athletic Training, Bachelor

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Reading, OH, United States
Athletic Trainers work at nearly every level of sport – from youth to professional. You may also be interested to know that Athletic Trainers work with the military, law enforcement, the performing arts, and a variety of industrial settings!
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You’ve probably seen Athletic Trainers run onto a field or court to assist an injured athlete during a sporting event. While providing that type of care is one of the important tasks of an Athletic Trainer, it is by no means their only area of expertise. Athletic Trainers are truly injury prevention specialists! They educate athletes and other physically active people about how to prevent injuries, and how to manage an injury, should one occur. Athletic Trainers work collaboratively with other health care providers to plan treatment programs, and help clients recover from injuries so they’re able to get back to their active lives.

Athletic Trainers deal directly with a variety of individuals. Therefore, good social and communication skills are important. The job also requires a level of diplomacy, as clients, coaches, employers or parents may not always agree with recommended treatment or training. Athletic Trainers should be organized and able to manage time wisely. As with any job in a healthcare related field, Athletic Trainers should possess a desire to help and care for others.

Alvernia University’s Athletic Training program will prepare you to enter the world of health care as a competent practitioner. One who is capable incorporating evidence to guide clinical decision-making and infusing Franciscan values during patient care. AU’s Athletic Training program will prepare you to successfully complete the Board of Certification’s national exam, and earn eligible to apply for state licensure (this varies by state) to practice as an Athletic Trainer.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • Introduction to Athletic Training
  • Emergency Response
  • Therapeutic Exercise
  • Therapeutic Modalities and Treatment Techniques
  • Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries
  • Recognition and Evaluation of Athletic Injuries I
  • Recognition and Evaluation of Athletic Injuries II
  • Advanced Athletic Training Procedures
  • Athletic Training Clinical I
  • Athletic Training Clinical II
  • Strength and Conditioning Techniques for Rehabilitation Professionals
  • Organization and Administration of Athletic Training
  • Athletic Training Clinical III
  • Athletic Training Clinical IV
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Pharmacology in Athletic Training
  • Senior Capstone I
  • Senior Capstone II

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3
Recommended score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of 3 or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Students seeking admission to Alvernia University may apply any time after

completion of the junior year in high school. All candidates should submit the


  • 1. Application for admission
  • 2. $25 non-refundable application fee
  • 3. Official secondary school transcripts or record of equivalency
  • 4. Official SAT or ACT scores
  • 5. Personal Essay

Tuition Fee

  • National

    32840 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32840 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Full-Time (12-17 credits/semester)- 2017-2018 Tuition

Living costs for Reading

  • 1015 - 1680 USD/month
    Living Costs

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