Program highlights

In addition to being an active campus and claiming one of the most decorated NCAA Division III athletic departments in the country, SUNY Cortland is home to nationally recognized academic programs in athletic training, exercise science and other disciplines.

SUNY Cortland athletic trainers help prevent injuries, care for everything from ankle sprains to concussions, rehab injuries such as ACL tears and improve lives. They are difference-makers for athletes, military members, performers and many other groups.

Prospective graduate students in athletic training also may be interested to learn the following:

  • The New York State Athletic Trainers’ Association (NYSATA) Hall of Fame is located in Park Center on SUNY Cortland’s campus for good reason. Inductees include several alumni.

  • When it comes to undergraduate preparation for careers in sports medicine, SUNY Cortland has ranked among the top 10 colleges and universities nationally, according to

  • Each year, SUNY Cortland hosts an annual Sports Medicine Symposium. The event brings in national experts and it is supported by Bert R. Mandelbaum ’75, M.D., a nationally respected orthopaedic surgeon who served as a team physician with U.S. Soccer.

  • Over three years, from 2016-17 to 2018-19, the overall pass rate for the Board of Certification (BOC) exam was 96% among undergraduates in SUNY Cortland’s athletic training program.

People who are interested in learning more about SUNY Cortland preparation in athletic training are encouraged to contact Ashley Crossway, assistant professor and program director for athletic training, at or 607-753-4325.

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Ashley Crossway, DAT, ATC
Associate Professor
Program Director
Park Center, Room 2304