College of Professional Studies

Athletic Training and Exercise Science

The mission of the Athletic Training Program (ATP) at Alfred University is to provide the student with knowledge, standards, behavior models, code of ethics, and skills needed as an Athletic Trainer. The professional program is based on a solid foundation in allied health care arena, with a strong emphasis in the professional domains as outlined by the role delineation study.

The student, while pursuing a degree in Athletic Training, shall develop proficiency in the following performance domains as determined by the Board of Certification (BOC):

1. Injury/illness prevention and wellness protection

2. Clinical evaluation and diagnosis

3. Immediate and emergency care

4. Treatment and rehabilitation

5. Organizational and professional health and well-being

The ATP is based on the philosophy that education is a life-long process. This is particularly true for a profession, which through its practice of specific skills, seeks to fill the needs of athletes and recreationally active individuals. The needs of this select group are dynamic due to continually improving methods of training and new findings through research. Therefore, the formal phase of professional education cannot hope to produce a fully and perpetually qualified practitioner. It must seek to thoroughly educate the students in these concepts, principles, and tools, which are particularly applicable to the continued acquisition of knowledge and perfection of skills in the field of athletic training.

The program provides interested students the opportunity of concentrated study and clinical work experiences. Upon successful completion of the ATP, the student will receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training, thus making the student eligible to sit for the Board of Certification exam. Upon passing the BOC exam, the student will attain the qualification of a Certified Athletic Trainer.

Goals of the ATP Program are as Follows:

1. Provide a quality, up-to-date educational curriculum.

2. Provide leadership and service to the university community through continuing education.

3. Promote self-directed learning and critical thinking as desirable professional behavior.

4. Encourage participation in the National Athletic Trainers' Association, New York State Athletic Trainers' Association, Eastern Athletic Trainers' Association, and other professional organizations, that will further enhance the students' educational opportunities.

5. Provide the educational means of developing knowledge in Cognitive, Affective and Psychomotor domains and Clinical Proficiencies.

The Athletic Training Program at Alfred University has been accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) since 2006.

Why study Athletic Training at Alfred University?

  • We have an outstanding student-to-faculty ratio.
  • Our faculty includes a physician who is a specialist in sports medicine.
  • We offer internship opportunities at high schools; colleges and universities; hospitals and emergency rooms; physicians' offices and healthcare clinics.
  • Students may participate in intercollegiate athletics as a member of one of our 21 varsity teams.

Exercise Science Minor

Part of the Division of Athletic Training, the exercise science minor is intended to provide students with the ability to assess some of the growing concerns within our society. The minor specifically addresses concerns facing active populations such as wellness, fitness, strength training, conditioning, injury prevention, and rehabilitation. Additionally, this minor is designed to prepare students to be credentialed as Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists (CSCS) as recognized by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).

At Alfred University the exercise science minor is taught with an interdisciplinary approach. Courses within this minor are taught within the disciplines of Athletic Training, Biology, and Physical Education and all within the context of a Professional Studies education.

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