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Athletic Training 3+2

Whether you want to work in professional sports, physician's offices, industry, military, or secondary schools, Lebanon Valley College's athletic training degree program will prepare you to help physically active patients to manage pain and bounce back from injury. This accelerated degree takes you from your first year to your master's in just five years.

LVC maintains clinical and educational relationships with Penn State College of Medicine, the Beijing Sports University in China, and professional sports teams. With so much to work with, it’s no wonder every graduate in our first two classes had a 100 percent first-time pass rate on the Board of Certification Exam, and scored 83 points above the national average.

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Our students gain real-world experience learning and conducting research in spaces like our Lewis Human Performance and Gross Anatomy Labs—the kind of facilities that make major research universities and corporations jealous. Clinical placements are guaranteed.

View CAATE program information and outcomes here.

Athletic training students work in cadaver lab at LVC

Learn, Compete, and Travel

32 Weeks of Dissection

Spend 32 weeks in your first graduate year deepening your anatomical knowledge in LVC’s Human Anatomy Lab. Learn specific dissection techniques from instructors and apply what you learn during dissection into clinical practice.

Dutchmen Pride

Eligible student-athletes can participate in sports during their first professional year of the program.

Study Abroad

You can spend a semester abroad while keeping on the five-year track—we’ve built the opportunity into the curriculum. You can also opt to spend spring break studying in Ireland while in your first or second year of graduate studies.

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Athletic Training from a Brain-Body Perspective

A Neuroscience degree is advantage for future Athletic Trainers since the brain plays a crucial role in athletic performance, from the pathways that control movement to the cognitive processes that underlie motivation and resilience.

LVC offers you a path to earn your bachelor’s in Neuroscience and master’s in Athletic Training (AT) in just five years when you complete and meet all requirements in the 3+2 accelerated Athletic Training Program. You’ll spend the first three years of your undergraduate education studying the brain and brain health in Biology and Psychology courses, before moving to the AT graduate phase in year four (2.75 minimum GPA).

In Their Words

LVC offers undergraduate Athletic Training 3+2 students a beautiful flow of courses for studying human anatomy. Students take Anatomy & Physiology their first year, Human Movement their second year, Fundamentals of Anatomy their third year, and then spend 32 weeks in the cadaver lab their fourth year. This is a significant differentiator for LVC among other regional Athletic Training programs and sets students apart in their careers.
Dr. Eva Frank, director and associate professor of athletic training
The Clinical Education Coordinator placed me in environments where I could adapt my skills, thrive in interpersonal connections, and gain confidence. The experiences nurtured my skills into what they are today, which has helped me succeed in my current position.
Tasia Dennis ’19, M’21, athletic trainer, Baylor College of Medicine
It has been a pleasure and an honor to be a preceptor for the Dutchmen. Since the opportunity from the first student four or five years ago to the present, I have enjoyed guiding, mentoring, and assisting the next generation of athletic trainers. I have met and worked with a dedicated staff and students. I believe I have grown as much as the students have with the preceptor opportunity.
Chris Seldomridge, LAT, ATC, PES, CEAS, AASDN-NS, Athletic trainer/aquatics coordinator, Cornwall-Lebanon School District

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