Person walking on a pad, and a student tracking their footsteps and foot pressure on software. Students passing a medicine ball back and forth. Student using foot massage equipment. Student monitoring a student excising with a resistance band, followed by an arm strength exercise. Student being talked through what is on software screen. Students gathered listening to a lecture. Students using a Dyatronics machine and electric nodes on a student. Person bandaging up a person's foot injury.

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/Division

Campus Locations

Main Campus - Alfred, NY

Major

Athletic Training (BS)

Minor

none offered

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
  • 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

View general education requirements here.

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 and Illness Prevention and Wellness Promotion
  2. Examination, Assessment and Diagnosis
  3. Immediate and Emergency Care
  4. Therapeutic Intervention
  5. Healthcare Administration and Professional Responsibility

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 assistant
  • Physical therapy
  • Collegiate athletic training
  • Chiropractic

More Information

Demographics by Class

Alumni Professional Profiles

Student BOC Pass/Graduation/Employ Rates

Student Graduation & Examination Data
2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 3 yr aggregate
Number of students graduating from program. 9 15 18 7 18 10 9 37
Number of students graduating from program who took examination. 9 15 11 2 18 10 9 37
Number of students who passed the examination on the first attempt. 7 8 7 2 13 7 9 29
Percentage of students who passed the examination on the first attempt. 78 53 64 100 72 70 100 78
Number of students who passed the examination regardless of the number of attempts. 9 13 8 2 15 8 9 32
Percentage of students who passed the examination regardless of the number of attempts. 100 87 82 100 83 90 100 89

Student Graduation Rate

Graduation rate (taken from United States Department of Education): Measures the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate seeking students by showing the percentage of these students who complete their degree or certificate within a 150% of “normal time” for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Graduation rate is calculated as: the sum of students with a Graduated status divided by the total number of students in the cohort (excluding students with the status of leave of absence (medical) or deceased).

Student Graduation Data
2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 3 yr aggregate
Number of students graduating from program. 9 15 18 7 18 10 9 37
Student Graduation Rate (%) 90 94 90 64 82 53 82 71

Student Employment/Placement Rate

Graduate employment/placement rate: Percentage of students within 6-months of graduation that have obtained positions in the following categories: employed as an athletic trainer, employed as other, and not employed.

Employment/Placement rate is calculated as: the sum of students with a Employed as an Athletic Trainer or Employed as an Athletic Trainer and in a degree or residency program then divided by the total number of students who have graduated (excluding students with a Not Employed, due to military service and Deceased).

Student Employment Data
2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 3 yr aggregate
Number of students employed as AT 9 11 6 2 7 6 7 15
Student Employment/Placement rate as AT (%) 100 73 33 29 39 60 100 50
Number of students employed as other 0 1 5 3 2 3 1 6
Student Employment/Placement rate as other (%) 0 7 28 43 11 30 11 17
Number of students not employed 0 3 6 2 4 1 1 6
Student Not Employed Rate (%) 0 20 33 29 22 10 11 14.3

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