Education Process

If you are interested in becoming a Certified Athletic Therapist, you must graduate from one of the seven accredited institutions.

These educational programs provide fundamental training that encompass the following domains:

  • Assessment and recognition of injuries, illnesses, medical conditions, and disabilities
  • Pathology of injuries, illnesses, medical conditions, and disabilities
  • Prevention of injuries, illnesses, medical conditions, and disabilities
  • Management of injuries, illnesses, medical conditions, and disabilities
  • Emergency first responder care
  • Prophylactic application techniques
  • Therapeutic modalities
  • Progressive exercise rehabilitation
  • Pharmacology
  • Weight management and nutrition
  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Risk management, legal liability, and medical ethics
  • Psychosocial intervention and referral
  • Professional development