Pre-Athletic Training Accelerated

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This accelerated program in Pre-Athletic Training will provide you with an overview of the Athletic Training profession. It will prepare you for Vermont State’s Master of Science in Athletic Training and will allow you to earn both your B.S. and M.S. in five years. You’ll be eligible to take the Board of Certification Examination (BOC) upon program completion. This structure saves you time and reduces the total cost of your education. You’ll also have the option of completing a four-year Health Science degree before applying to the two-year graduate program.

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Why Study Pre-Athletic Training Accelerated at Vermont State

  • Accelerated Track: You’ll be able to complete your undergraduate degree in three years and get a head-start on your master’s degree and your post-academic career. 
  • Career Preparation: You’ll have access to a network of alumni who can help jumpstart your career. Our graduates are employed by high schools, colleges, sports teams, and in healthcare settings, and are willing to help new graduates find successful careers. 
  • Small Classes: You’ll work closely with experienced professionals who will help you develop the knowledge, skills, and disposition you’ll need to be a successful athletic trainer. 
  • Job Opportunities: According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, employment of athletic trainers is projected to grow 16 percent from 2019 through 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations. 

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Sample Courses

  • Anatomical Aspects of Sports Medicine 
  • Foundations of Health and Exercise Professions 
  • Physiology of Exercise 
  • Kinesiology 

Student Stories

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“I was able to work with many of the Certified Athletic Trainers there, learning different techniques I now use daily.” 

Tarryn Bolognani 

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