Program Overview

Athletic trainers work with all types of patients to prevent and treat injuries, from football and field hockey players to baseball, basketball and ice hockey players — and more. But fields, courts and rinks aren't the only places you'll see athletic trainers in action. In the arts, you might discover an athletic trainer backstage icing a dancer’s injury while discussing a rehabilitation protocol. You might also find an athletic trainer helping Navy SEALs with intense conditioning drills on a military base.

Our athletic training program emphasizes practical clinical experience along with a strong foundation in anatomy and physiology, fitness and conditioning, nutrition and other areas within the health sciences. You’ll work with student-athletes from Quinnipiac’s 21 Division I sports programs as well as athletes in local high schools and patients in community-based health care settings, all under the supervision of certified athletic trainers.

After earning your bachelor’s degree, you'll have the option of continuing your education at Quinnipiac with a doctor of physical therapy degree. Our students have completed internships around the country with such organizations as the NFL's New York Giants, the University of Tennessee, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and many others.