Preparing graduates to provide health care for sports, work, and life
Athletic Trainers (ATs) are primary care healthcare professionals who render service or treatment, under the direction of or in collaboration with a physician, in accordance with their education and training and the states' statutes, rules and regulations. As a part of the healthcare team, services provided by ATs include injury and illness prevention, wellness promotion and education, emergent care, examination and clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention, and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions. *Athletic training is recognized by the American Medical Association (AMA) as a healthcare profession.
A practical education that prepares you for success.
Our competitive, comprehensive program, complete with extensive clinical fieldwork, is unparalleled. With an athletic training degree from Ohio State, you can look forward to a great, flexible career along with plenty of advancement and further educational opportunities.
Your classroom ranges from the clinic to the football field– and beyond
Students don’t just learn theory at Ohio State – they put their knowledge into practice with daily hands-on, real-world experiences. Clinical fieldwork is completed over three years, both on campus with our Athletic Training staff in OSU athletics and off campus with more than 30 affiliated clinical partners.
Our program outcomes are among the best in the country
Nearly all of our students pass their national board exam on the first attempt, and we’re continuously rated among the top AT programs in the nation. Our graduates are in demand and most are employed within 30 days after graduation.
A world of opportunities
An athletic training degree from Ohio State can take you many places: from professional athletics to universities to primary care practices and more. Job prospects are strong with employment expected to increase 21 percent increase in the next eight years according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
You’ll be ready to practice on day one
Ohio State is known for preparing graduates for the career demands of the real world. In addition to practical skills developed when working with patients, our students learn leadership, administrative management of medical records, budgets and facilities and how to work with other care providers such as physicians and physical therapists.
The Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE)
6850 Austin Center Blvd.
Austin, TX 78731-3184
Our most recent comprehensive accreditation review was in 2018-19 and we were awarded a 10-year accreditation period (the maximum possible). Our next comprehensive review is slated for 2028-29.