About The Program

Athletic training majors prepare to enter a profession with an anticipated 19% increase in employment. Our program is unique because students complete a bachelor’s degree in exercise science and a master’s degree in athletic training in just five years. Students gain a thorough knowledge of the prevention, evaluation, management, and rehabilitation of injuries. They also get direct access to LVC’s renowned Physical Therapy Department and excellent facilities, including the new $20 million Jeanne and Edward H. Arnold Health Professions Pavilion, expected to open in 2018.

A strong and active alumni network ensures that graduates have extensive support during and after program completion. Our growing program has attracted interest from professional athletes from the NFL and PGA.

Lebanon Valley College is currently seeking accreditation for their new Athletic Training program and is not accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The institution will be submitting a self-study to begin the accreditation process on July 1, 2019.

Why LVC?

  • This freshman entry master’s degree program is purposefully designed to engage collaboration with health care majors, professionals, and LVC’s nationally successful intercollegiate athletics program.
  • Athletic training majors work with student-athletes and coaches from the College’s 25 NCAA intercollegiate teams, and will benefit from LVC’s excellent training and competition facilities.
  • Students will be taught by full-time faculty with years of clinical experience and research interests in injury prevention, youth sport injury surveillance, and Athletic Training clinical education.
  • LVC’s Athletic Training Program will seek accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation in Athletic Training, which is expected in 2020. This will allow graduates to be eligible to take the Board of Certification Exam after completion of the program.
  • Athletic training majors can also seek additional certifications through the National Strength and Conditioning Association or the American College of Sports Medicine to increase employment opportunities.
  • The College’s track record in physical therapy (DPT) bodes well for athletic training majors. LVC DPT graduates boast 100 percent job offer rates as well as 100% pass rates on the physical therapy board exam. A strong and active alumni network ensures that athletic training graduates will have extensive support during and after program completion.

I think it’s great that majors in these new programs will have the opportunity to work with LVC’s certified athletic trainers. LVC will provide these students with real-life experiences and learning opportunities that I know they will directly benefit from.

Physical Therapy Major and Four-year Student Athletic Trainer

Luke Berguson ’15, D’17,