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Athletic Training

Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE)

The Alfred University major in Athletic Training provides you with the opportunity for concentrated study and hands-on clinical work experiences. The program is based on a solid foundation in the allied health care arena with a strong emphasis in professional domains like injury and illness prevention and clinical evaluation and diagnosis. Our student-to-faculty ratio is low, and our faculty includes a physician who is a specialist in sports medicine. A built-in minor in Exercise Science is also a key feature of the program.

School

Campus Locations

Main Campus - Alfred, NY

Major

Athletic Training (BS)

Minor

none offered

Program Contact

Chris Yartym

yartymc@alfred.edu

607-871-2902

Training & Research

The Athletic Training program is based on the philosophy that education is a life-long process. This is particularly true for a profession, which through its practice of specific skills, seeks to fill the needs of athletes and recreationally active individuals. The needs of this select group are dynamic due to continually improving methods of training and new findings through research.

Certification

Upon successful completion of the Athletic Training program, you will receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training, thus making you eligible to sit for the Board of Certification exam. Upon passing the BOC exam, you will attain the qualification of a Certified Athletic Trainer.

Athlete Wellness

At Alfred University, we are committed to the health of the whole athlete. Athletes undergo a comprehensive physical conducted by the athletic training staff and the team physician prior to competition. A certified athletic trainer is present for all in-season practices and competitions for contact sports.

Robert Minlionica, MPA, ATC, CES, PES, FMT

Athletic Training Intern with the NY Jets, Rob Minlionica, an Alfred University Alumnus (2015, Honors) observes team practice on the sidelines beside wide receiver Eric Decker at last season's Jets training camp. Rob is also the Certified Athletic Trainer for Special Olympics of New Jersey.

AU Athletic Training Students Volunteering Their Services

For the third year, Clinical Education Coordinator Josh Long along with students in the Alfred University Athletic Training major volunteered their time to serve on the medical staff for the Wineglass Marathon, contributing to the overall medical supervision of the race alongside full-time medical professionals.

Alfred University Campus Visit By Mercy Flight of Western New York

Alfred University Athletic Training students examine the in-flight medical equipment on-board one of Mercy Flight of Western NY's helicopters. The in-flight medical staff demonstrated how the medical equipment is used during the flight and also shared stories of their travels while in the air.

Students complete the Basic Program and the Athletic Training Program (below), the College of Business General Education Program, the University Physical Education and Global Perspective Requirements, and enough electives to reach at least 124 credit hours.

AT Basic Program Courses (ATBP):
  • ATHT 103 Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries
  • ATHT 103L Laboratory – Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries
  • ATHT 104 Introduction to Clinical Experience
  • ATHT 105 Perspectives on Athletic Training
  • ATHT 110 Medical Sciences
  • ATHT 111 Emergency Medicine in Athletic Training
  • ATHT 111L Laboratory – Emergency Medicine in Athletic Training
  • ATHT 205 Structural Kinesiology
  • ATHT 205L Laboratory – Structural Kinesiology
  • ATHT 210 Advanced Athletic Training
Athletic Training Continuing Program Courses:
  • ATHT 190 Principles of Strength Training and Reconditioning
  • ATHT 201 Clinical Experience in Athletic Training I
  • ATHT 202 Clinical Experience in Athletic Training II
  • ATHT 215 Personal Health and Wellness
  • ATHT 222 Nutrition for Human Performance and Exercise
  • ATHT 265 Therapeutic Applications I
  • ATHT 265L Laboratory – Therapeutic Applications I
  • ATHT 276 Therapeutic Applications II
  • ATHT 276L Laboratory – Therapeutic Applications II
  • ATHT 301 Clinical Experience in Athletic Training III
  • ATHT 302 Clinical Experience in Athletic Training IV
  • ATHT 310 Orthopedic Procedures
  • ATHT 334 Physical Evaluation of the Lower Extremity
  • ATHT 334L Laboratory –Physical Evaluation of the Lower Extremity
  • ATHT 348 Physical Evaluation of the Upper Extremity
  • ATHT 348L Laboratory – Physical Evaluation of the Upper Extremity
  • ATHT 392 Biomechanics
  • ATHT 393 Physiology of Exercise
  • ATHT 401 Clinical Experience in Athletic Training V
  • ATHT 403 Medical Aspect of Athletic Training
  • ATHT 420 Pharmacology
  • ATHT 432 Organization and Administration of Athletics
  • ATHT 459 Research Design in Athletic Training I
  • ATHT 469 Research Design in Athletic Training II
  • ATHT 485 Clinical Internship in Athletic Training
  • ATHT 490 Senior Seminar in Athletic Training
  • ATHT 495 Current Topics in Athletic Training
  • BIOL 207 Human Anatomy & Physiology/Lab I
  • BIOL 208 Human Anatomy & Physiology/Lab II
  • BIOL 150 Biological Foundations
  • College of Professional Studies 175
  • CHEM 105 General Chemistry I
  • COMM 101 Introduction to Communication Studies
    or COMM 210 Interpersonal Communication
    or COMM 302 Public Relations Principles
    or COMM 409 Organizational Communication
  • PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology
  • PSYC 220 Psychological Statistics and Methods
    or POLS 230 Introduction to Data Analysis and Statistics
    or SOCI 230 Introduction to Data Analysis and Statistics
  • PSYC 322 Health Psychology

Once a student is formally accepted into the ATP, he/she must adhere to the following guidelines and policies:

  • Students must maintain admission requirements in order to remain in the program. Failure to maintain the published requirements will result in the student being placed on Athletic Training Program Probation.
  • If placed on AT Program Probation, the student will have one semester to correct deficiencies. If she/he fails to correct deficiencies, the student will be suspended from the program.
  • During suspension from the ATP, the student will not be permitted to pursue additional athletic training classes or accumulate additional clinical hours unless given written permission from the Division of Athletic Training Program Director.

As an Athletic Training student, while pursuing your degree, you will develop proficiency in the following performance domains as determined by the Board of Certification (BOC):

  1. Injury/illness prevention and wellness protection
  2. Clinical evaluation and diagnosis
  3. Immediate and emergency care
  4. Treatment and rehabilitation
  5. Organizational and professional health and well-being

Students enrolled in the Athletic Training major have enjoyed real-world work experience in their degree through local internships with:

  • HealthWorks Wellness and Fitness Center
  • Alfred State College Athletics
  • Page Physical Therapy
  • Wayland Family Medicine
  • Hornell Paramedics
  • Bath Central School District
  • Lake Country Chiropractic
  • Weyand Chiropractic
  • St. Bonaventure University Athletics
  • Elmira Jackals Hockey Club
  • Rochester Rhinos Soccer
  • James Mercy Hospital
  • Jones Memorial Hospital
  • SUNY Geneseo Athletics
  • Alfred University Health Center
  • Alfred University Athletics

Athletic Training program graduates work in the traditional sports and athletic training settings with organizations such as:

  • National Football League
  • National Hockey League
  • Major League Baseball
  • Division I, II, and III athletics
  • High schools
  • Junior colleges

Graduates of the Alfred University Athletic Training major have gone into several multidisciplinary training and medical-related careers, including:

  • Corporate health advising
  • Professional team athletic training
  • Physical education
  • Community health
  • Recreation
  • Personal training
  • Health instructing
  • Rehabilitation
  • Fitness center ownership
  • Health program administration
  • Facilities management
  • Camp athletic training
  • Sports equipment design
  • Emergency medical response
  • Sports psychology
  • Doctoral Level Medicine
  • Exercise physiology
  • Fitness instruction
  • Sports nutrition
  • High school athletic training
  • Physician assisting
  • Physical therapy
  • Collegiate athletic training
  • Chiropracty

More Information

Demographics by Class
BOC Pass Rate Table 2016-17

Faculty / Staff

The Athletic Training staff at Alfred University provides medical services to all intercollegiate athletes participating in NCAA-sanctioned sports. All staff Athletic Trainers at Alfred University are NATA certified and have extensive education in the exercise science field. The staff has a vast array of experiences ranging from Division I athletics, semi-professional athletics, professional athletics, emergency services, clinic services, etc.

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Students interested in pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training may also consider majoring or minoring in the following similar programs:

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