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Athletic Training

The major in Athletic Training provides interested students with theoretical and professional preparation in allied health care for athletes and physically active persons. This entry level preparation is designed to facilitate an academic foundation that will allow the graduating student to seek professional certification, professional career opportunities in both the public and private sector, or to continue their education at the graduate level. The above objectives are met through a combination of educational experiences that incorporate related academic course work and supervised clinical experience.

General Information
Waters College of Health Professions
GPA Requirement 2.75
Department Website Department of Health and Kinesiology
Degree(s) Offered Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, Major in Athletic Training
Possible Employment Settings
  • Schools/Universities
  • Health clubs/fitness centers
  • Professional sports teams
  • Physical therapy centers
  • Corporate health programs
  • Sports medicine clinics
  • Hospitals/rehabilitation/clinics
  • Wellness centers


Occupational Opportunities
  • Certified/Licensed Athletic Trainer
  • Physical Therapy*
  • Physicians Assistant*
  • Wellness Coordinator
  • Personal Trainer

* Requires additional education and/or certification.

  • Massage Therapy*
  • Other Medical Specialties*
  • Strength and Conditioning Coach/Trainer
  • Exercise Physiologist
  • Exercise Specialist


Professional and Student Organizations
Professional Organizations Student Organizations (MyOrgs)
Board of Certification Georgia Southern Athletic Trainers’ Association (GSATA)
National Athletic Trainer’s Association
American Sports Medicine Institute
Salary Information
Internet Resources

Last updated: 7/9/2019