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Athletic Training

Athletic Training

The pre-athletic training program at Parkside is designed to help you gain the necessary academic and professional requirements for you to be a competitive candidates for professional athletic training programs.

According to the National Athletic Trainers Association (www.nata.org) athletic trainers are: " …health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to provide preventative services, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions."

Most people commonly think of athletic trainers only in their capacity to work with injuries and athletic programs, however athletic trainers can work from the sports fields to corporate America.

The most common majors that students choose to complete their education are:

UW-Parkside does NOT offer a Bachelor of Science in athletic training. Students who pursue this program need to apply to a professional athletic training program upon graduation from UW-Parkside to be eligible to sit for the national licensing exam in athletic training.

As a student in the pre-athletic training program you will receive:

  • Assistance in obtaining shadowing/internship experiences with local athletic trainers
  • Help to ensure that you are choosing the correct career pathway
  • Experience required to gain acceptance into athletic training programs
  • Assistance preparing for the GRE* – Graduate Record Exam (www.gre.org)

*The GRE is required to gain admissions into most athletic training programs in the United States.You will not be charged any money to receive this preparation, but it will cost you time and effort!

Athletic Training Program Pre-Requisites and Electives

Accredited athletic training programs can be found at the National Athletic Trainers' Association website.


Special Programs

Articulation Agreement for the Masters Degree in athletic training with St. Scholastica University in Minnesota.

A limited number of students who major in either Exercise Science or the pre-athletic training concentration within the Applied Health Science major have the opportunity to enter directly into the MS program in athletic training at St. Scholastica. You should see your advisor for more information about this agreement.

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900 Wood Road · P.O. Box 2000 · Kenosha, WI 53141-2000 P 262-595-2345

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