Athletic Training

What is Athletic Training

Hesston College’s athletic training program is directed toward the development of specified competencies in the following domains:

  • injury prevention and risk management
  • pathology of injuries and illnesses
  • assessment and evaluation
  • acute care of injury and illness
  • pharmacology
  • therapeutic modalities
  • therapeutic exercise
  • general medical conditions
  • nutritional aspects of injury and illness
  • psychosocial intervention and referral
  • professional development and responsibilities
  • health care administration

Success factors

Important traits for students in this program include having an intellectual curiosity, the ability to adapt to situations, self-drive and compassion. Students must be able to listen, lead and be observant.

“Hesston College provided me with the ability to work hands on as an athletic training student, and prepared me by allowing me to practice skills that would later become essential to my success in an accredited athletic training program and eventual acceptance as an intern athletic trainer for the NFL.”
— Alec Stahly, class of 2013, completed degree at MidAmerica Nazarene University (Olathe, Kan.)

Career possibilities

  • Allied health professional working in cooperation with physicians and other health care personnel
  • Health care team member for secondary schools, colleges and universities
  • assessment and evaluation
  • Professional sports, sports medicine clinics and other health care settings

Majoring in athletic training

Work one-on-one with the college’s certified athletic trainers for hands-on experiences.

  • Ability to gain a solid foundation to be successful in athletic training
  • Opportunity to gain observation hours helping in a variety of different sports and settings
  • A low student-to-instructor ratio

Athletic training curriculum

The athletic training curriculum will provide you with the strong educational foundation you will need for upper-level studies in an accredited program and an athletic training degree. Academic advisors work one-one-one with students to ensure requirements are met for a seamless transition to continuing education.

Sample curriculum - associate degree in athletic training

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