Working in consultation with attending and/or consulting physicians, athletic trainers play an integral role in the health care system associated with physical activity and sports. Athletic trainers provide a variety of services, which include preventing, recognizing, managing and rehabilitating sports injuries. They function in cooperation with medical personnel, athletic administrators, coaches and parents in the development and coordination of efficient and responsive athletic health care delivery systems.

Our graduating seniors are very successful on the BOC entry-level certification examination, with first-time pass rates well above the yearly national averages, and many attend graduate schools tuition-free through graduate assistantships in Athletic Training. Many of our graduates are employed in and around Maine and New England in positions such as head athletic trainer, assistant athletic trainer, and strength and conditioning specialist.

The following links provide more information about the professional councils and certifying boards important to our discipline.