The Athletic Training Major is designed to prepare students for the exciting profession of athletic training. Athletic Trainers are the front-line professionals dealing specifically with athletes and athletic injuries. The program consists of various academic and clinical experiences. Not only will athletic training students be exposed to numerous academic challenges, but, as a part of the clinical program, they will also be involved in the daily delivery of athletic healthcare to the intercollegiate athletes at Catawba College.
This hands-on experience will better enable the students to complete clinical proficiencies and give them the opportunity to expand the concepts learned in the classroom. These experiences include practice and game coverage, injury evaluation and treatment, implementing injury prevention techniques, as well as designing and implementing long-term rehabilitation and conditioning programs. The athletic training education program also has clinical affiliations with local Doctors' offices and outpatient rehabilitation clinics.