Professor and Chair, Exercise & Sport Sciences
Read about requirements and offerings in the Course Catalog.
Become an expert in prevention, emergency care, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries and illnesses. As a certified and licensed health care professional for the physically active, you will support and guide individuals in their quests for a safe approach to work, life and sport.
Colby-Sawyer’s Bachelor of Science degree in athletic training prepares you to design and implement individualized treatment, rehabilitation, reconditioning and prevention programs for athletes and the physically active. Hands-on classes, research in the college’s human performance lab, a Capstone project, and required internship and clinical experiences prepare you for the Board of Certification Exam to become a certified and licensed athletic trainer.
Understand the physiological responses of human growth and development as well as the progression of acute and chronic injuries, illnesses and diseases. Recognize, intervene and appropriately refer treatment for harmful sociocultural, mental, emotional and physical behaviors. Recognize the nutritional aspects of athleticism, as well as the indications, contraindications, precautions, interactions and governing regulations of medications relevant to the treatment of injuries.
Learn how to develop, administer and manage athletic-related health care facilities and associated venues, and to appreciate the professional responsibilities, opportunities for professional development, and national and state regulatory standards for the practice of athletic training.
Five required clinical experiences supplement your academics, build your resume and prepare you for a successful career in professional sports, sports medicine clinics, academic, corporate or industrial settings, or graduate studies in athletic training, physical therapy and allied health fields.
Be confident and prepared to take the Board of Certification (BOC) exam for athletic trainers, accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education.
Colby-Sawyer’s next comprehensive review by the commission will take place during the 2021-22 academic year. Learn more about accreditation status, BOC exam pass rates, student graduation and employment.