Athletic Training Team 2022

Welcome to Athletic Training

Athletic trainers (ATs) are highly qualified, multi-skilled health care professionals who render service or treatment, under the direction of or in collaboration with a physician, in accordance with their education, training and the state's statutes, rules and regulations. As a part of the health care team, services provided by athletic trainers include primary care, injury and illness prevention, wellness promotion and education, emergent care, examination and clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions.

Athletic trainers are sometimes confused with personal trainers. There is, however, a large difference in the education, skillset, job duties and patients of an athletic trainer and a personal trainer. The athletic training academic curriculum and clinical training follows the medical model. Athletic trainers must graduate from an accredited baccalaureate or master’s program, and 70% of ATs have a master’s degree.

At Cowley College, students can major in a pre-athletic training associate’s degree program based on a science core of classes and recommended electives. Within the program, students will gain knowledge and practical experience in the classroom, athletic training room clinic, and at athletic competitions. Through this educational experience, students will begin to build a solid foundation towards their academic and professional future in athletic training or other allied health care specializations associated with the physically active.

Athletic Training Room and Equipment

Athletic Training room massage bench
Athletic Training room therapy equipment
Athletic Training room therapy tubs