Athletic Training | Casper College, Wyoming

Athletic Training

Photo of a student practicing CPR and another student taping an athlete's ankle.

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.

Common work settings for ATs include: high schools, colleges and universities, hospitals and clinics, occupational health, military, performing arts, physician extender, professional sports, public safety, and secondary schools.

Students enrolled in the Casper College Athletic Training Program will gain a broad range of experience and specialized training:

  • Get hands-on clinical experience beginning with your first semester in the program.
  • Work collaboratively with other health care students using our high-tech simulation center.
  • Experience a wide range of settings including collegiate athletics, high school athletics, physician shadowing, and physical therapy clinics.
  • Complete coursework and clinical experiences that prepare you to excel when you transfer to an accredited four-year program.
  • Learn more than 300 proficiencies required to become a certified athletic trainer.
  • Learn from experienced instructors and a program that has produced graduates working in Division I college athletics, the NBA, the Justin Sports Medicine Program, and professional clinical settings.

Degree info

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

Interested in online learning?

All or a portion of the courses in this program may be available online.

Learn more about online programs and courses at Casper College.

Attending your dream university starts right here at CC

A transfer agreement is available for this degree.

Students who choose CC for their first two years of college are prepared to transfer and finish their degrees anywhere in the world. Learn how you can earn a bachelor's, master's, or even your doctorate through one of our university partnerships with schools from across the country.

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 four-year AT program. Most four-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 four-year institution.

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 four-year (bachelor's) degree or a five- or six-year (master's) degree.

Testimonials

"I would not be in the NBA as an Athletic Trainer if I didn't go through the program at Casper College." — Tyler Lesher, Charlotte Hornets

"After graduating from Casper College, I went on to graduate from the University of Northern Colorado with a bachelor's degree, and the University of Montana with a master's degree." — Stephanie Magee, University of Alabama at Birmingham

"The skills I learned from Casper College and the University of Northern Colorado helped me attain a position with Orthopedic and Spine Center of the Rockies where now I am working with high school athletes, as well as the Justin Boots Sports Medicine Team on the college and professional rodeo circuit." — Chaz McAuley, Orthopedic and Spine Center of the Rockies

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Academic Assistant, School of Health Science
Office: HS 202
307-268-2235
Physical Education Instructor and Department Chair
Office: TB 163
307-268-2518
Interim Dean, School of Health Science
Office: HS 202A
307-268-2495