The entry-level AT program began in 1972 and is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). Ohio's program promotes high practice standards by providing quality classroom and clinical education experiences. The program also promotes development of the athletic training profession through research publications. The program also encourages student attendance at professional meetings and involvement with state, district, and national athletic training organizations.
Incoming students can enter the preprogram in Athletic Trailing. Students apply for admittance to the program during spring semester of their first year.
Athletic Training is an allied health care profession specializing in the clinical diagnosis, immediate management, treatment, and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries. While athletic trainers are best known for providing health care services to high school, collegiate, and professional athletes, athletic trainers can also be found in orthopedic clinics, industrial settings, the military, hospitals, and physician practices. Each of these diverse settings maximizes the knowledge and skills provided by a licensed athletic trainer. If you are considering a career in health care and enjoy working with physically active patients, then athletic training is the career for you.
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The youngest of Ohio University's academic units, the College of Health Sciences and Professions is home to about 100 staff and faculty members and 2,500 students. The College was launched in 1979 under the name Health and Human Services, and was renamed in 2010 during an academic realignment that migrated several of its programs to other campus units.
The College began with three schools in 1979 and had grown to include six by the time it was restructured in 2010. Today it includes four academic units: the School of Nursing; School of Applied Health Sciences and Wellness; School of Rehabilitation and Communication Sciences; and Department of Social and Public Health.
All four are housed in Grover Center, a state-of-the-art facility that underwent an extensive renovation, completed in 2001, that for the first time brought all of the College’s academic programs under one roof.
While the four academic units form its core, the College over the years has branched into outreach initiatives that serve the surrounding community while providing valuable practical experience for students. These include WellWorks nutrition and fitness center; Ohio University Therapy Associates’ Hearing, Speech, Language and Physical Therapy clinics; Atrium Café; and Kids on Campus afterschool and summer programs.
Established in 1804, Ohio University is the oldest public institution of higher learning in the state of Ohio and the first in the Northwest Territory. Admission to Ohio University is granted to the best-qualified applicants as determined by a selective admission policy.