LVC football player gets stretched by student athletic trainer

Get your master's in athletic training in just five years.

Our accelerated 3+2 program puts you on course to become an athletic trainer in just five years. Whether you want to work with professional athletes, become a physical therapist, or launch your career as an emergency medical technician, Lebanon Valley College's athletic training major prepares you to rehabilitate all types of patients.

Help athletes manage pain and bounce back from injury as part of a growing field of medical professionals. Begin your training as an undergraduate in exercise science, then fast-track your career with a master's in athletic training. 

 

Discover Your Degree Pathway

 

Classroom Meets Clinic in LVC's Athletic Training Program

Thanks to dedicated faculty, state-of-the-art facilities, and opportunities for hands-on clinical experience, you'll be prepared for a world that needs you. Students in our Athletic Training Program work closely with patients, starting in year one. Key courses cover essential areas, like the psychology of injury and professional skills, and we help you apply what you learn on patients right from the start. 

You'll also become an important public health provider in our region. Perform your clinical work with organizations like the Penn State School of Medicine, local school districts, and various businesses. Immediately apply the knowledge you gain in the classroom with your very own patients and discover what kind of clinical work will drive your future career.

 

What Makes the Master's in Athletic Training at LVC Special?

  • Our new state-of-the-art facility, the Jeanne and Edward H. Arnold Health Professions Pavilion, which sets our program apart from other colleges with athletic training and physical therapy programs
  • Faculty with real-world experience on and off the field, including top trainers and researchers
  • Clinical and educational relationships with Penn State College of Medicine, the Beijing Sports University in China, and local professional sports teams

 

Work/Life Balance

In other athletic training graduate programs, you might be discouraged from balancing sports with classwork and fieldwork. But in LVC's Athletic Training Program, we encourage students to make time for their passions. Try out for one of our 26 varsity teams, compete in the Division III Middle Atlantic Conference, and let your interest in athletic training complement your drive as a student-athlete.

All our students also work closely with a mentor to complete a mental health plan. We want you to stay balanced and focused throughout the Master's in Athletic Training Program so that you can achieve your full potential. Identify a mentor in your area, receive guidance, and develop an immediate personal connection for lasting educational and professional support.

Want to strike out into the world? During our 10-day immersion experience, you can travel to Beijing, China, to learn skills for the global marketplace. At Beijing Sports University, you'll learn techniques like cupping, acupuncture, and acupressure from the team at the Chinese Olympic Training Center.

 

What You Can Do with an Athletic Training Degree

Our Master's in Athletic Training Program prepares you to enter a booming professional field. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, athletic trainers can expect a 23% increase in employment opportunities between 2016 and 2026.

You'll be prepared to work in a number of settings, from colleges and universities to professional sports teams. Our master's in athletic training graduates have also found success working at high schools and middle schools, as physician extenders, and in industrial or occupational medicine. You may also want to earn your certification as an emergency medical technician or work directly with clients as a certified strength and conditioning specialist. .

In addition to professional networks like the National Athletic Trainers' Association, the American Medical Association, and the National Strength and Conditioning Association, you'll be welcomed into LVC's active alumni network for support and professional guidance.

 
Program Accreditation

Lebanon Valley College is currently seeking accreditation for its new Athletic Training Program and is not accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The institution will submit a self-study to begin the accreditation process on July 1, 2019. Submission of the self-study and completion of a site visit does not guarantee that the program will become accredited. Students that graduate from the program prior to accreditation WILL NOT be eligible to sit for the credentialing examination for athletic trainers and will not be eligible for licensure in most states.

Each professor wants the best for students and makes helping us succeed a priority—in and out of the classroom.

Health Sciences and Athletic Training Major

Josh Eaton '18 M'20