|PBA Athletic Training students visit the headquarters of the NBA's Miami Heat.|
Within a framework of Christian principles, the Department of Athletic Training prepares students to excel in the allied health profession of athletic training through didactic and clinical education and professional service. The Athletic Training (ATR) major at PBA works toward the successful completion of a bachelor of science degree with a concentration in Exercise Science.
As an ATR major at PBA you'll:
Your Courses & Classes
The program is designed to provide the student with knowledge of the prevention, acute care, assessment and rehabilitation of athletic injuries; organization and administration needs of a sports medicine facility; professional development possibilities; and preparation for the Board of Certification (BOC) national examination. You’ll have opportunities to work with athletic teams not only at PBA, but also at local high schools and other colleges and universities.
|FACTOIDDuring your sophomore year, you’ll begin clinical rotations in areas such as orthopedic surgery, athletics, general medical experience and outpatient rehabilitation.|
Carrie Phelps of Corfu, N.Y., was named the outstanding graduate in the School of Education and Behavioral Studies at the 2011 Palm Beach Atlantic University Honors Day ceremony. In addition, she was the outstanding graduate of the school’s Athletic Training department. Phelps graduated with a degree in Athletic Training and a concentration in Exercise Science with a 3.96 GPA. She was also selected as an American Kinesiology Association National Undergraduate Scholar for 2011. Phelps plans to work as an athletic trainer, and she hopes to attend physical therapy school.