The Athletic Training graduate program at Illinois State advances knowledge of the field. Accredited by CAATE, students learn different ideologies and skills within sports medicine. The program focuses on applying various manual therapy techniques and biomechanical principals to prevent, evaluate, and treat musculoskeletal pathologies.
Students learn critical inquiry and reasoning for certified athletic trainers. Using a variety of teaching methods, philosophies, and experiences, students gain practical knowledge beyond that of an entry-level athletic trainer.
Potential career settings include:
Sports medicine clinics
Some graduates go on to earn the highest degree in sports medicine or education.