Kinesiology Athletic Training BS Degree
Learn to Prevent, Diagnose and Treat Sports Injuries
Gain the skills and training you need to pursue a career in sports medicine with a bachelor of science in kinesiology degree that specifically focuses on athletic training. At The University of Texas at Tyler, you’ll prepare to be directly involved in the medical care of athletes to prevent and treat injuries and manage chronic conditions.
- Learn and train with highly skilled physicians and chiropractors who practice in the field of sports medicine.
- Prepare to sit for the Texas Athletic Trainer License Examination, which is required for all practicing athletic trainers
Kinesiology/athletic training graduates have gone on to such opportunities as head athletic trainer, Texas College; graduate assistant athletic trainer, Lon Morris College; graduate study at Texas Tech and Stephen F. Austin University; and pursuing advanced medical degrees.
- Complete an 1,800-hour apprenticeship that starts as soon as you enter the program. Get actual experience in a wide range of training-related duties, including pre-game athlete preparation, training athletes in rehabilitation, and assisting physicians and chiropractors.
- Begin hands-on training work with athletes during your first year, an advantage not widely available in other college programs.
- Join the Kinesiology Club that sponsors athletic events on campus and encourages physical activity.
- Travel with UT Tyler athletic teams to out-of-town games and events during your junior or senior year.
Kinesiology Faculty: To Trainers. Medical Experts.
- Receive individualized attention and support from the Department of Health and Kinesiology faculty who work side-by-side with you to build your skills.
- Study with UT Tyler’s head athletic trainer who has nearly a decade of experience in athletic training and teaching students.
- Learn with professors who are well-published authors and authorities in the field of kinesiology, in addition to being recognized practitioners.
Athletic Training Courses: In-Depth. Professionally Focused.
Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries – Study the principles and practice techniques involved in the prevention and treatment of injuries related to athletic performance.
Assessment of Athletic Injuries – Explore and learn the knowledge, skills and abilities needed by athletic trainers to effectively assess sports injuries.
Therapeutic Modalities for Athletic Trainers
– Review the knowledge, skills and abilities related to the use of therapeutic modalities by the athletic trainer.
More about UT Tyler’s kinesiology/athletic training program of study
Career Outlook for Athletic Trainers
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment opportunities for athletic trainers are anticipated to grow by 37% through 2018, a much faster growth rate than expected for most occupations. Opportunities will be strongest in hospitals, physician offices and similar health care settings. Positions also will be available at recreation centers and with high school athletics programs. As the population ages, demand for preventive care will grow, which will positively impact career prospects for athletic trainers. For more details, visit Occupational Outlook Handbook - Athletic Trainers.