Program Description

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The mission of the Athletic Training Program (ATP) at Miami University is to prepare educated professional athletic trainers through academic and clinical education in which students develop competency and proficiency of entry-level skills for successful completion of the Board of Certification (BOC) examination and placement within the athletic training profession. We seek to advance highly competent healthcare providers who integrate current evidence, clinical expertise, and patient values in practice.


Students will develop skills in prevention, clinical evaluation, immediate care, therapeutic intervention, and administration. Areas of study include anatomy, biomechanics, therapeutic exercise, and modalities. In addition to the formal course requirements, clinical experiences under the direct supervision of a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) are required to successfully fulfill the program requirements and to attain competency and proficiency of the required skills. Assistance is available to all students admitted into the program in finding placements to complete the clinical requirement. This requirement will be attained through scheduled clinical experiences with assigned clinical preceptors. Placements shall include practices and competitions with Miami University Intercollegiate Athletics, local high schools, clinics, and other affiliated clinical rotation sites.


The Athletic Training major at Miami University leads to the Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training degree and is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). Students who successfully complete this Athletic Training Program (ATP) will be qualified and eligible to take the Board of Certification (BOC) examination.