Athletic Training Major at Marquette

What Can You Do With a Major in Athletic Training?

Athletic training major careers and jobs

So what can you do with a major in athletic training? This program is a great foundation for medical school or the doctoral physical therapy program, and many of our graduates go on to advanced degrees. But you'll also have great flexibility to begin working in your favorite area of this field right away, whether it's tending to high school or college student-athletes, setting up your own clinic for athletic training or managing the medical care of amateur and professional sports teams across the country.

Jobs for athletic training majors

Demand for athletic training majors is also strong, and jobs for athletic trainers are expected to grow 37 percent through 2018, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. It can be easier to find jobs in health care and high schools than with professional or college sports teams.

Marquette athletic training majors have gone on to intern or work for the following organizations:

  • Green Bay Packers
  • Milwaukee Brewers
  • Milwaukee Bucks
  • Milwaukee Wave (soccer)
  • Disney's Wide World of Sports
  • Froedert Sports Medicine Clinic
  • Arizona State University football program
  • Louisiana State University football program
  • Northeastern University
  • Williams College
  • Athletes' Performance — Dallas
  • Stanford University football program
  • Milwaukee Ballet
  • NASCAR pit crew

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Athletic Training

You might like the athletic training major if you

✓ Are skilled in science

✓ Have an interest in sports

✓ Enjoy working with people

✓ Are interested in health care

What is a major in athletic training?

Athletic training studentsYou know the hurdles that athletes have to overcome — the hard work and dedication required for being the best in a sport. Athletic training majors are the hands-on practitioners at the sidelines, keeping those athletes in the game. Their specialization in the health care of active people means that they are working constantly to prevent injury, treat emergencies, evaluate needs and rehabilitate athletes, as well as guiding them in proper nutrition, strength and conditioning.

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