The athletic trainer’s professional preparation 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
- therapeutic modalities
- therapeutic exercise
- general medical conditions
- nutritional aspects of injury and illness
- psychosocial intervention and referral
- professional development and responsibilities
- health care administration
How will Hesston College prepare me for future studies?
Hesston College offers an associate of arts degree, a degree program that ensures ease of transfer into the four-year college or university athletic training program of your choice. The associate of arts degree is designed to fulfill the primary sequence of courses required for subsequent upper level courses.
With a major in athletic training, you will take core courses including Personal and Community Health, Nutrition, Prevention & Care of Athletic Injuries and Anatomy & Physiology, along with courses in chemistry and mathematics. Students following the athletic training plan of study will be prepared for the next step of acceptance into an accredited athletic training program.
In addition, you will complete a range of liberal arts courses that provides a broadly based educational foundation. The liberal arts courses are similar to and meet most introductory general education courses at four-year institutions. After two years, you will have completed at least 60 college credit hours to earn the associate of arts degree.
Why Study Athletic Training?
A degree in athletic training prepares undergraduate students for a career as an allied-health professional that will work in cooperation with physicians and other health care personnel. The athletic trainer functions as an integral member of the health care team in secondary schools, colleges and universities, professional sports, sports medicine clinics and other health care settings.
The athletic training program at Hesston College offers students smaller classes with great one-on-one interaction. This means that students will receive hands-on experience and immediate skill development with the certified athletic trainers on staff. Students will also experience and be given the opportunity to practice servant leadership, sharing a commitment to encourage and support others through listening, empathy, fostering a person’s wholeness in the healing process, stewardship and building community.
Why should I choose Hesston College?
Class sizes at Hesston College are generally smaller than at larger universities. Instructors pay attention to you and your education. They are available to work with you individually, helping you to achieve your educational goals.
But you’ll do more than learn in the classroom. Hesston College cares about you, the student, providing opportunities to nurture your spiritual, cultural, and interpersonal growth, opportunities that prepare you to live in today’s and tomorrow’s world.