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Athletic Training

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

Athletic trainers provide healthcare for life and sport. Their clients include everyone from professional athletes to industrial workers.

Program Overview

In addition to a strong foundation in liberal arts, the athletic training program provides students with a broad theoretical and conceptual foundation for professional preparation. The program offers a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree that provides opportunities for students to complete:

  • Clinical rotations on- and off-campus
  • Internship experiences across the country


The program requires coursework in the following areas:

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Emergency care
  • Exercise physiology
  • Injury assessment
  • Physics
  • Statistics
  • Therapeutic exercise
  • Therapeutic modalities

Career Options

Certified athletic trainers can be found almost anywhere people are physically active. Examples of employment settings include:

  • Colleges and universities
  • Hospitals
  • Industrial and commercial
  • Performing arts
  • Professional sports
  • The military

The athletic training program is a secondary admission program. Visit for details.

Why Study Athletic Training at Grand Valley?

  • One hundred percent first time pass rate on the Board of Certification (BOC) national exam for the past five years.
  • Personal attention by faculty in all courses and labs in our student-oriented, teaching-focused program.
  • Tremendous support from our local community allows extensive hands-on service learning opportunities in diverse clinical settings.
  • Learning takes place using state-of-the-art equipment and instructional materials.
  • Opportunity to engage in research and scholarly activities with GVSU faculty.
  • One hundred percent placement rate into work or graduate school.
  • The program is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).

For More Information

Department of Movement Science


“GVSU's athletic training education program emphasizes real-world experience, not only through the four required clinical experiences, but also through the final internship program. Helping the student bridge the gap between the classroom and the work environment.”


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