Athletic Training

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Athletic Training

  • Athletic Training

Location:
Sheridan College
To see program curriculum, click on a degree option below
Degree Options: AS 

Fitness programs, injury prevention, and rehabilitation treatment are a few of the many responsibilities of athletic trainers. Athletic Training is a rapidly growing and respected professional field of study and practice. NWCCD’s Athletic Training Associate of Science program, offered at Sheridan College, provides a comprehensive curriculum with many opportunities for hands-on learning. This program is an exact fit if you are interested in the study and practice of preventative and rehabilitative medicine.

 

Industry Outlook

Athletic Training is recognized by the American Medical Association as an allied health care profession, specializing in the practice of preventing, recognizing, managing, and rehabilitating injuries that result from physical activity and athletic performance. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statics predicts that by 2022 about 5,400 jobs will be added to this field of athletic trainers and exercise physiologists, an increase of 19%.

 

Careers and Opportunities

From working in high schools and colleges to professional sports teams, athletic trainers are found virtually everywhere sports and physical activities are played. Earning NWCCD’s highly regarded Associate of Science degree will allow you to seamlessly transfer to a Bachelor’s degree across the region or country and ultimately pursue a career in the field. As an athletic trainer, your duties may include:

  • Evaluate athletic injuries
  • Develop rehabilitation programs for injured athletes
  • Apply braces, tapes and bandages to athletes to prevent injury
  • Write and manage injury reports

 

 

You will learn from well qualified and experienced faculty and have opportunities to work with a variety of athletic teams.

 

Our Program

The NWCCD Athletic Training program at Sheridan College blends scientific inquiry with academic study. You will critically examine topics related to human anatomy, physiology, rehabilitation, and strength and conditioning. Hands-on learning is vital for future athletic trainers, so you will have the opportunity to observe and practice prevention and rehabilitation techniques for a range of injuries related.

 

NWCCD offers a variety of collegiate sports, including men’s and women’s basketball, rodeo, women’s volleyball, and men’s and women’s soccer at Sheridan College. You have direct and consistent access to all sports teams and are able to practice and perfect your hands-on skills. Well qualified and experienced faculty will guide you through industry standards and best practices to help you prepare for your career in athletic training.

 

Our graduates take advantage of our partnerships with universities to earn Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees after graduating from Sheridan College.

 

Faculty and Community

Our dedicated faculty at NWCCD will make sure you understand the fundamentals of Athletic Training. From Foundations of Exercise Science to Methods of Training and Conditioning, our enthusiastic, highly trained instructors will guide you through hands-on courses.

 

NWCCD has strong partnerships when it comes to Athletic Training. Students who complete the Associate of Science in Athletic Training pursue higher education across the country or take advantage of NWCCD’s articulation partnerships with the University of Montana in Missoula and Montana State University-Billings to earn Master’s degrees in Athletic Training within three years after graduating from Sheridan College.

 

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About NWCCD


Northern Wyoming Community College District (NWCCD) is a multi-campus community college serving Sheridan, Campbell, and Johnson Counties. Committed to creating student success and making a difference in the communities it serves, NWCCD serves over 6,500 credit and non-credit students per year.

Sheridan College

1 Whitney Way
Sheridan, WY 82801
Phone: 307-675-0505
Phone: 888-675-0505

Gillette College

300 West Sinclair
Gillette, WY 82718
Phone: 307-681-6000
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