Athletic Training Major

As an athletic trainer,  you are a healthcare professional that helps people with injuries and illnesses. You can make a difference in the lives of athletes, military members, performers, and many other populations.

As an athletic trainer, you can expect to:

  • Prevent injuries
  • Care for anything from ankle sprains to concussions
  • Rehab injuries such as muscle strains or ACL tears
  • Save lives

You can work in a variety of settings:

  • High schools and colleges
  • Professional and Olympic sports
  • Doctor’s offices and hospitals
  • Sports medicine, rehab, fitness and wellness clinics
  • Military academies, police and fire departments
  • Performing arts venues

What Will I Learn?

  • Structure and function of the human body
  • How to prevent, care for, and rehabilitate injuries and illnesses
  • Clinical examination and diagnosis through patient history, observation, palpation and special tests
  • Complete four semesters of Clinical Education Experience under the direct supervision of an Athletic Trainer and other Medical Professionals working in a variety of settings
  • How to prepare for the Board of Certification (BOC) exam
  • Professional development and responsibility

Students getting hands-on experienceSpecial Features

  • Extensive hand-on clinical experience in a variety of settings
  • Many ATR courses taught by practicing athletic trainers
  • Close contact with faculty in the classroom and clinical settings
  • Attend Athletic Training conferences and symposium
  • Annual Athletic Training Students’ Award Banquet
  • Clinical education experience with high school, SUNY Cortland, Le Moyne College and Cornell University athletic teams

Get Involved

College is more than a classroom. Enhance your experience with extracurricular opportunities:

  • Community service
  • Present at Athletic Training Conferences
  • Student positions in professional associations
  • Take part in the annual Dr. Bert Mandelbaum Sports Medicine Symposium

Student Clubs

Next Steps

Contact Us

Chair: Philip Buckenmeyer
Office: Professional Studies Building, Room 1164
Phone: 607-753-4300
Fax: 607-753-5596

Fast Facts

CAATE Accredited Program

Type of Degree

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
Credit Hours: 124


We recognize excellence in our students with awards and scholarships.

  • Outstanding Senior Student in Athletic Training

See all scholarship opportunities

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