What is an Athletic Trainer?

 

Certified Athletic Trainers are medical professionals who specialize in the prevention, assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries to athletes and others who are engaged in everyday physical activities.  To gain certification, candidates must graduate from a CAATE accredited Athletic Training Program and successfully pass the Board of Certification (BOC) examination. 

INFORMATION FOR STUDENT ATHLETES & PARENTS

 

As per Iowa State University, the Big 12 Conference and NCAA Rules; all student-athletes must satisfactorily complete an athletic pre-participation physical examination within six months prior to participation on any Iowa State athletic team.  There are also a group of forms that will need to be completed and returned to Iowa State Athletics (Insurance Coordinator) prior to the pre-participation physical exam and being cleared to participate.  Participation with any Iowa State athletic team is stricltly prohibited until completion of all required medical documentation.  Please visit the link below for complete details of pre-participation requirements.

ATHLETIC TRAINING EDUCATION PROGRAM INFO

 

Iowa State University has a long and proud history in the area of athletic training student education.  The Athletic Training Program obtained initial accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) in April of 2001.  The program received continuing CAATE (Commission of Accreditation in Athletic Training Education) in July 2006 and again in 2010.  The program officially became a major in February 2012 producing its first graduating class in December 2012 with a Bachelors of Science in Athletic Training.  This accomplishment has been in the making for over three years and both current students and alum are proud of where the program is today.​

ATHLETIC TRAINING PROGRAM NEWS & EVENTS

 

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