Athletic Training Program
The Athletic Training Education Program at Long Island University‘s Brooklyn Campus prepares students for careers as certified athletic trainers and culminates in a B.S./M.S. in Athletic Training. Certified Athletic Trainers (ATC’s) are health care professionals who specialize in the prevention, assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries and illnesses that affect athletes and the physically active.
The American Medical Associations recognizes Certified Athletic Trainers as health care professionals who prevent, rehabilitate, and manage athletic injuries and general medical conditions in secondary schools; universities; clinics; professional athletics; the military; sports medicine clinics and hospitals; the performing arts; physician offices; occupational workplaces and industry.
The athletic trainer's professional preparation is directed toward the development of specified competencies in the following 12 performance domains which define the profession of athletic training: risk management and prevention of injuries; pathology of injuries and illnesses; assessment and evaluation; acute care of injury and illness; pharmacology; therapeutic modalities; therapeutic exercise; general medical conditions and disabilities; nutritional aspects of injury and illness; psychosocial intervention and referral; health care administration; and professional development and responsibility.
The Division of Sports Sciences also offers a 36-credit program to provide an advanced educational experience for allied health professionals – the M.S in Advanced Athletic Training and Sports Sciences.