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Athletic Training

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. The Sheridan College Athletic Training Associate of Science Program combines high quality academic instruction 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.

Sheridan College’s faculty will guide you through industry standards and best practices to help you prepare for your career in athletic training.

Why Sheridan College?

  • You will learn from well qualified and experienced faculty and have opportunities to work with a variety of athletic teams and/or businesses.
  • Take a variety of courses related to human anatomy, physiology, rehabilitation, as well as strength and conditioning.
  • Our graduates take advantage of our partnerships with universities to earn bachelor’s and master’s degrees after graduating.
  • We offer internships bases on student interests.

Available at Sheridan College
and Online.

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 Statistics predicts that by 2026, about 6,300 jobs will be added to this field of athletic trainers and exercise physiologists, an increase of 23 percent.

Faculty and Community

Our dedicated faculty at Sheridan College will make sure you understand the fundamentals of Athletic Training. Our enthusiastic, highly trained instructors will guide you through well-designed and fun courses like Foundations of Exercise Science, and Methods of Training and Conditioning.

Sheridan College 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. We have articulation partnerships with Montana State University-Billings to earn master’s degrees in athletic training within three years after graduating from Sheridan College. You can take two years at Sheridan College and then transfer to Montana State University-Billings, and graduate in three years with a master’s degree in athletic training.

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 the highly regarded Associate of Science Degree at Sheridan College will allow you to seamlessly transfer to a master’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