Athletic Training Major
Athletic training is a recognized allied health profession that is dedicated to the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries in individuals who pursue a physically active lifestyle. Athletic trainers work with physicians and other members of the sports medicine team to help athletes and the physically active return quickly and safely to their sport or activity.
Why study Athletic Training?
Because it is fun and challenging. All athletes—recreational to professional—need to be properly cared for when an injury occurs. A Certified Athletic Trainer has the opportunity to work in a stimulating and dynamic setting that allows for close interaction with an active population and medical profession.
Because Certified Athletic Trainers do make a difference in the lives of their clients, both on and off the playing field. Helping return an athlete to play or a runner back to training for a marathon is extremely rewarding. You know that you have accomplished a significant goal at the end of the day.
Because athletic training is a way of life, not merely a job. You are part of a team, not just a company. You are part of a social environment, not just a place of work. There’s never a dull moment!
Health Science Major
Health Sciences is a multidisciplinary field. Coursework actively combines clinical, psycho-social, organizational and societal aspects of health, disease and healthcare. In addition, it addresses use of technology in healthcare, behavioral and organizational interventions as well as the application of that knowledge to improve health and patient centered health care, and to ultimately improve the quality of life through the lifespan.
The health science major will prepare students for work in schools, businesses, healthcare settings, and the community as health educators. A degree in health science equips students with a variety of educational tools and techniques to use in their profession by emphasizing both health behavior theories and practical application through educational programming and service in the field. Specialization coursework related to graduate health program preparation is encouraged for students with specific graduate program interests such as PT, OT, AT, DC, or PA.