After Earning Your Degree

Recognized by the American Medical Association as an allied healthcare profession, athletic training offers healthy career prospects along with a wide array of work setting options.

Career Opportunities

Most opportunities for athletic trainers reside in athletic programs. The AMA recommends athletic trainers in every high school. You might also join the staff of a college and university, working with students in sports at all levels. Or you might specialize in professional sports, focusing on football, baseball, basketball, hockey or soccer.
Sports medicine clinics also employ athletic trainers. As part of a complete health care team, you would work with a diverse patient population under the direction of a licensed physician and in cooperation with other healthcare professionals.

Other possible athletic training employment opportunities include positions in:

  • Physicians’ offices
  • Hospitals
  • Corporate health programs
  • Clinical and industrial healthcare programs
  • Athletic training education programs
  • The performing arts
  • The military

Graduate Programs and Professional Education

This program also prepares you to pursue for advanced graduate or professional education in athletic training, physical therapy, exercise science or medicine.

Recent graduates of our program have gained employment or acceptance into graduate school at the following:

  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill – MS Athletic Training
  • University of Virginia – MS in Athletic Training
  • Ohio University – MS in Athletic Training
  • Old Dominion University – MSEd in Athletic Training
  • University of Florida – GA position
  • Carthage College – GA position
  • Mercyhurst North East – BS in Nursing
  • LECOM – Osteopathic medical school
  • Gannon University – DPT
  • Slippery Rock University – DPT
  • Stoney Brook University – DPT
  • Duke University – DPT
  • Hamburg High School, Hamburg, NY