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Athletic Training

We combine challenging course work with clinical experiences. After successfully completing the program, you’ll be eligible to take the Board of Certification examination.

Description

What is Athletic Training at WVU like?

Description

The undergraduate Athletic Training curriculum provides a solid background in anatomy and physiology, as well as orthopedic assessment, rehabilitation and biomechanics. These are a few of the classes that help prepare you to successfully complete the Board of Certification exam.

The program contains a didactic and clinical component allowing you to practice classroom topics concurrently.

You may combine Athletic Training with another major; however, an additional one to two semesters may be required to complete both areas of study.

At a Glance

Opportunities

What makes Athletic Training at WVU unique?


Research and Academic Opportunities

The graduate program in Athletic Training has yearly research studies in which undergraduates may participate. In addition, seniors complete ATTR 424 Senior Seminar Research Paper.

Student Organizations

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Professional Organizations

Network with professionals in your field as a student member of:

  • Mid Atlantic Athletic Trainers’ Association
  • National Athletic Trainers' Association
  • West Virginia Athletic Trainers’ Association

Careers

What can you do with a degree in Athletic Training?

Upon successful completion of the program, students are eligible to take the Board of Certification examination. Students who successfully complete the undergraduate curriculum have a 100% (three-year aggregate) pass rate. Once students pass this examination, they can practice as a nationally Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) and seek job opportunities at the professional, collegiate, secondary, clinical or corporate setting.

Most graduates continue with their education with a graduate assistantship in a variety of disciplines or in a related medical field such as physical therapy, physician’s assistant or medical school. Most graduate assistantships allow students to earn their master's degrees by working for their tuition and stipend as an athletic trainer in the collegiate or high school settings.

Possible Careers

Wondering what you can do with a degree from WVU's Athletic Training major? Check out these ideas from WVU Career Services and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET). A median salary is the midpoint of what people typically earn—half of those surveyed earned above the median salary, and half earned below.

This page includes information from O*NET OnLine by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license.

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Courses

What are the courses like in Athletic Training at WVU?

Major Map

Check out the course requirements and suggested plan of study for WVU's Athletic Training major.

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For a program overview, learning goals and course descriptions, visit the course catalog.

Popular Courses

ATTR 218:
Gross Anatomy Lab

Analysis of gross anatomy and systems of the trunk and extremities; cadaver laboratory experience.

ATTR 427:
Biomechanics

Designed to provide in-depth study of normal and abnormal biomechanics of the lower extremity and spine.

Cost

How much does Athletic Training at WVU cost?

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2018-19 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current West Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

West Virginia Resident
Per Semester $4,824
Fall and Spring Semesters $9,648
Non-Resident
Per Semester $12,948
Fall and Spring Semesters $25,896
International
Per Semester $13,248
Fall and Spring Semesters $26,496
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Transfer Articulation Agreements

To simplify the transfer process, we have formal agreements with certain institutions. These agreements outline the courses you should take to prepare for transferring to WVU.

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Requirements

What are the requirements to apply for Athletic Training at WVU?

University Requirements

To be admitted to WVU's Athletic Training major, you must first meet WVU's first-time freshman admission requirements for the 2018-19 academic year. Interested in transferring? Review the transfer admission requirements.

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