Athletic Trainer (ATs) are health care professionals who collaborate with physicians. The services provided by ATs comprise prevention, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions.
The AT program at Alvernia is designed to prepare students to take the Board of Certification (BOC) exam. Students who fulfill the degree requirements are eligible to take the BOC exam. Once BOC certified, students are eligible to make application for Pennsylvania State licensure or any other individual state licensure.
The Athletic Training program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). CAATE is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
The Athletic Training Program at Alvernia University has a primary purpose of providing students with the intellectual and clinical foundation that will enable them to play an important role in the health care of athletes and others involved in physical activity. The Athletic Training Program is committed to giving students the opportunities needed to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to become a highly-qualified allied health professional in the field of Athletic Training. Throughout the Program, students will gain a breadth and depth of knowledge in the field of Athletic Training, as well as in the liberal arts. Students will also develop critical thinking skills, as well as gain an appreciation for the profession of Athletic Training and the role of the Certified Athletic Trainer.