Athletic training is an allied health profession which is
growing rapidly in the general field of health care. As the
number of professional, collegiate, scholastic, and
physically active athletes increase nationally, so does the
need for qualified athletic trainers.
The athletic trainer is part of a
sports medicine team. The team includes allied health
professionals, allied medical personnel, and, in some
situations, a hospital administrator or athletic director.
The emphasis of Indiana State University’s undergraduate
athletic training curriculum is to provide students with
classroom knowledge and clinical experiences that are
appropriate for the entry-level preparation of a certified
Coursework in the Department
emphasizes strong theoretical foundations within each of the
areas in athletic training, as well as critical thinking and
problem solving skills associated with obtaining clinical
proficiency. Students also benefit from hands-on clinical
education experiences with health care professionals.
Indiana State University’s Athletic Training Program
prepares students to prevent, recognize, and evaluate
injury. Students also learn how to manage and rehabilitate
injury; organize and administer programs; and educate and