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Careers & Beyond

Athletic training students can pursue a variety of different careers and graduate school opportunities, such as:

  • Athletic Trainer:
    • Secondary schools
    • Colleges & universities
    • Professional sports
    • Hospitals, clinics, physician offices, sports medicine clinics
    • Military and law enforcement
    • Industrial and commercial clinics
    • Performing arts
  • Graduate Programs – not an all-inclusive list (with appropriate electives):
    • Advanced athletic training
    • Biomechanics
    • Exercise Physiology
    • Exercise Science
    • Health & Fitness
    • Occupational Therapy
    • Physical Therapy
    • Sports Administration
    • Sports Psychology

Internship Opportunities

Students have opportunities to participate in internships in addition to the required clinical education experiences. In the past, students have completed internships with rehabilitation centers, Carolina Panthers, minor league baseball, physician assistants, and orthopedic surgery.

Employers/Careers of Recent Graduates

  • Assistant Professor of Sport & Exercise Psychology, West Virginia University
  • Athletic Trainer & Senior Women's Administrator, WVU-Tech
  • Athletic Trainer, Wilmington University (NJ)
  • Head Athletic Trainer, Flanagan High School (FL)
  • Athletic Trainer, Virginia Tech
  • Athletic Trainer, Cicero-North Syracuse High School (NY)
  • Head Athletic Trainer, Belmont Abbey College (NC)
  • Athletic Trainer, Northeastern University (MA)
  • Orthopedic Physician Assistant, Mercy Hospital (MD)
  • New York Mets organization
  • Pittsburg Pirates organization
  • Florida Marlins organization
  • Junior Associate, Biomet Orthopedics
  • Athletic Trainer, World Wide Chiropractics
  • Pediatric Physician Assistant, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center
  • Physical Therapist, CAMC Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Center
  • Director of Sports Medicine Services & Chiropractor, Holzer Clinic
  • EMT, New York
  • Chiropractic Assistant, Jordan Chiropractic Center
  • Assistant Professor, Dept. of Health & Human Performance, West Virginia State University
  • Pharmaceuticals, Daiichi Sankyo Co (Japan)

Graduate Schools/Programs Attended by Recent Graduates

  • University of Nebraska — Omaha; lExercise Physiology
  • Shawnee State University – Occupational Therapy program
  • California University (Pennsylvania ) — Athletic training
  • University of Cincinnati - Epidemiology
  • UNC-Greensboro — Exercise & Sport Science
  • Marshall University — Cardiac Rehabilitation & Exercise Physiology
  • Marshall University – Health & Physical Education
  • West Virginia University (WVU) — Physical Therapy
  • Towson University — Physician assistant program
  • Drexel University — Physician assistant program
  • University of Wisconsin — La Crosse
  • Marietta College – Physician assistant program
  • Quinnipaic University – Physician assistant program
  • University of Buffalo (NY) – Exercise Science
  • Mountain State University (WV) – Physician assistant program
  • Palmer College of Chiropractic – Doctorate in Chiropractic Medicine
  • New York Chiropractic – Doctorate in Chiropractic Medicine

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Charleston, WV 25304
1-800-995-4682 (GO UC) 

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