Athletic trainers work with the prevention, recognition and rehabilitation of injuries incurred by athletes. Under the supervision of a licensed physician, athletic trainers administer immediate emergency care. Athletic trainers develop athletic injury prevention, treatment and rehabilitation programs using their knowledge of athletic injuries.
The athletic training program at Clarke includes a strong liberal arts component, which helps students develop an understanding of and appreciation for the structural, functional, psychosocial, emotional and spiritual dimensions of humans. As a result, graduates of Clarke’s athletic training program grasp the importance of considering the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of injured athletes when developing individual treatment and rehabilitation programs.
Along with the necessary professional skills, Clarke’s athletic training program emphasizes the development of critical-thinking and problem-solving skills. The athletic training program faculty believe that this is the strongest preparation for a career as a competent practitioner in today’s evolving healthcare environment.
Clarke University is accredited through the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education Programs (CAATE), and does not endorse the internship route to certification.