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Castleton’s nationally accredited B.S. in Athletic Training program seeks to provide a well-rounded educational experience through a combination of classroom and field-based learning. Program faculty are committed to prepare students for successful completion of the Board of Certification Examination and to achieve entry level employment as Athletic Trainers.
The program includes formal education in the areas of evidence-based practice, clinical examination and diagnosis, therapeutic interventions, psychosocial strategies and referral, prevention and health promotion, acute care of injury and illness, health care administration, and professional development and responsibility. Your classroom learning will be enhanced through comprehensive clinical education experiences. Clinical education experiences include assignments with men and women's varsity athletic teams, cooperative experiences at other area colleges, high schools, Killington Medical Clinic and the Vermont Orthopedic Clinic. In addition, students will complete a general medical rotation in which they will observe other health care professionals in practice settings such as emergency medicine, orthopedics, chiropractic medicine, and physical therapy.
The Athletic Training Program is competitive and students must apply for acceptance into it during the spring semester of their freshman year. Students also have the opportunity to be involved in the Athletic Training Club, which provides student members with opportunities to attend local, regional and national professional meetings.
The Castleton University Athletic Training Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) at 2201 Double Creek Drive, Suite 5006; Round Rock, TX 78664. Phone: (512) 733-9700.
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