Ohio University

History, Mission, Vision

Athletic trainers may be best known for providing healthcare to athletes, but they can also be found in orthopedic clinics, industrial settings, the military, NASA, the performing arts, hospitals and physicians’ offices. The profession specializes in the clinical diagnosis, immediate management, treatment and rehabilitation of acute, chronic or congenital musculoskeletal conditions. Ohio University offers both an undergraduate professional program, which began in 1972, and a graduate post-professional program, which began in 1977.


The Ohio University Athletic Training Program centralizes our students’ intellectual, professional and personal development through mentored education and service to the campus and community. With research as its focus, the program instills evidence-based clinical practice with an emphasis on medically underserved and emerging practice settings.

Our program strives to prepare students for a variety of professional careers. Students who meet the eligibility and approval requirements have the option of enrolling in the school honors program.