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 excellent facilities, including the new $20 million Jeanne and Edward H. Arnold Health Professions Pavilion, opening in 2018.
Athletic trainers are dynamic healthcare providers who are employed in a variety of settings treating physically active patients. Athletic trainers are unique in that they see a patient from initial injury or illness until they return to work or sport.
Athletic training students will complete five clinical experiences, which will expose them to different settings and differing patient populations where athletic trainers are employed. These clinical experiences consist of two integrated clinical experiences - where you take the knowledge you learned that day and apply it in the clinical setting - and three immersive experiences - where the student gains the experience of being a full-time clinician. In each experience, students are mentored by a clinician who has completed a clinical teaching program.
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.
- 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 more than 50 years of clinical experience and research interests in injury prevention, youth sport injury surveillance, and Athletic Training clinical education. They have an established network of clinical research partners in a variety of settings around the world.
- 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.
Our program encourages students to be involved in campus life, including in athletics. Many other programs don't permit AT majors to be NCAA athletes.