BS in Athletic Training

The Athletic Training Program will be transitioning to a Master's degree in the Summer 2019.  The BS in Athletic Training will be admitting it's final cohort 2017-2018.  Please contact the Program Director for more information.

Athletic Trainers at a Football GameOur vision is to be an educational program known for producing highly competent athletic training practitioners who are committed to continual learning and dedicated service in the diverse health and safety needs of society.

We aspire to be a model for clinical education within the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts & Sciences (CLAS) that promotes interdisciplinary collaboration and cross-college scholarship and that impacts health and quality of life in Iowans.  Our Mission is to blend high quality educational resources together with exemplary service and clinically relevant research: creating a seamless environment where growth and development are natural outcomes of inspiring daily activities.

CAATE LogoAccreditation:  The University of Iowa is fully accredited with the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) through the 2025-2026 academic year.

Image of a Health and Human Physiology studentAthletic training is practiced by athletic trainers - health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to optimize activity and participation of patients and clients. Athletic training encompasses the prevention, diagnosis, and intervention with exercise and treatment of emergency, acute, and chronic medical conditions involving impairment, functional limitations, and disabilities. Athletic trainers work with active patients including athletes, to help prevent injuries, offer advice about appropriate equipment, recognize and evaluate injuries, administer emergency treatment, and determine need for specialized medical care. Athletic trainers also work as members of health care teams involved in postinjury rehabilitation.

Degrees Available

Bachelors of Science (BS) in Athletic Training (Ending 2017-18)

Masters of Science (MS) in Athletic Training (Staring Summer 2019)


Technical Standards

BOC Results

Career Options

  • High school or college athletic training services
  • Private practice, recreation, and fitness centers
  • Other position options within college, university, professional, corporate and industrial settings, military, and the performing arts

Athletic Training Faculty