If you’re interested in sports, learning about the human body, and studying injuries, and if you want a hands-on, exciting career in a growing field, Immaculata encourages you to look into its Athletic Training major.
Combining scientific inquiry, theoretical knowledge, and clinical practice, Immaculata’s Athletic Training major trains students in evidence-based practices to prevent, diagnose, and treat neuromuscular conditions in physically active individuals. Grounded in the mission of Immaculata University, students will receive an education rooted in Christian core values, academic rigor, and ethical integrity.
You will begin your freshman year in the pre-professional phase of the Athletic Training program, taking courses in anatomy and physiology as well as a foundational athletic training course. Upon successfully completing the pre-professional phase, you may apply for admission to the professional phase of the program.
In the professional phase, you will take courses in kinesiology, exercise assessment and programming, extremity evaluation, therapeutic rehabilitation, and athletic training administration and research. You will work closely with faculty and preceptors as you complete a capstone research project and five clinical rotations.
Clinical Education Experiences:
You will complete five clinical education experiences, totaling at least 800 hours, in local high schools, colleges, and medical facilities. Prior to starting a clinical experience, you will be required to get a child abuse clearance, a Pennsylvania State Police criminal background check, and drug screening.
You should be aware that these items have associated fees. You will also need to pay fees for liability insurance, professional organization membership, appropriate athletic training attire, and travel to clinical education sites.