Kansas State University’s Athletic Training undergraduate program is a pre-professional healthcare degree program that foundationally prepares students for additional training and application in advanced healthcare degrees. The Athletic Training program is housed in the Department of Food, Nutrition, Dietetics, and Health and functions with the support from the K-State Division of Intercollegiate Athletics. This program will meet the admission requirements for many Master’s Professional-level Athletic Training programs, specifically the program at Kansas State University. The athletic training pre-professional program prepares students for a career as an allied-health professional. Students in this program study the foundational concepts and learn to critically apply the knowledge needed to properly manage the health care needs of physically active individuals at all levels and ages. Pre-professional students must undergo a period of guided observation in athletic training clinical sites and a variety of healthcare settings that are both on and off campus. These experiences allow students to gather firsthand knowledge on employment settings and make informed decisions about their future career options. Examples of settings that professionals may be working in include: secondary schools, colleges and universities, professional sports, performing arts, military, industrial, sports medicine clinics (both assisting physicians and in rehabilitation) and other healthcare settings.
K-State has proactively developed this degree program to respond to the National Athletic Trainers Association’s - Athletic Training Strategic Alliances’ decision to require a Master’s degree to become eligible for certification as an Athletic Trainer. For more information regarding the MS in AT Degree at Kansas State University, please see our website for the most current information.
Bachelor’s degree requirements