Athletic Training

Athletic Trainers (ATs) are health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to provide preventative services, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions.

Athletic Training programs include formal instruction in areas such as injury/illness prevention, first aid and emergency care, assessment of injury/illness, human anatomy and physiology, therapeutic modalities, and nutrition. Classroom learning is enhanced through clinical education experiences.

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For requirements and more information about this program, view its listing in the course catalog:

All or a portion of the courses in this program may be available online. Learn more about online programs at Casper College.

Why study athletic training at Casper College:

Students who graduate with an Athletic Training degree from Casper College are provided with skills and knowledge that prepare them to excel upon transferring to an accredited 4-year AT program. Most 4-year programs reserve the majority of hands-on opportunities for juniors and seniors; Casper College students are provided the opportunity to work directly with our student athletes at the freshman and sophomore level. This leads to Casper College students having a competitive advantage upon transferring to an accredited 4-year institution.

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What do ATs do?

ATs are health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to provide preventative services, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions.

Where do ATs work?

Common work settings for ATs include: Colleges & Universities, Hospitals & Clinics, Occupational Health, Military, Performing Arts, Physician Extender, Professional Sports, Public Safety, and Secondary Schools.

How much do ATs make?

According to the most recent national salary survey (2014), the average salary of an AT is $48,714.

How do I become an AT?

In order to attain BOC certification (as an AT), an individual must complete an entry-level athletic training education program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) and pass the BOC certification exam. In order to qualify as a candidate for the BOC certification exam, an individual must be confirmed by the recognized Program Director of the CAATE accredited education program.

Students who graduate from Casper College transfer to an accredited program to complete their education in order to sit for the BOC exam. These programs may include a 4 year (bachelor's) degree or a 5-6 year (master's) degree.

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Dan Dalen
Phone: 307-268-2518
Office: TB 163

Michael Moline
Phone: 307-268-2259
Office: TB 123

Academic Assistant, School of Health Science
Office: HS 202
307-268-2235
Interim Dean, School of Health Science
Office: HS 202A
307-268-2495