School of Education and Behavioral Studies

The Athletic Training program at PBA allows students to learn how to excel in the applied heath profession through didactic and clinical education and professional service.

Athletic Training

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. 

Your Experience 

As an ATR major at PBA you'll:

  • Learn in two phases: the Observation Phase and the Professional Phase also called the Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP), which meets the competencies and clinical proficiencies developed by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Education Council
  • Learn not only about the athletic training profession from the typical classroom and laboratory settings, but also from a variety of clinical rotations and experiences throughout the program
  • During your sophomore year, you’ll begin clinical rotations in areas such as orthopedic surgery, athletics, general medical experience and outpatient rehabilitation.  

Your Opportunities

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.

Your Courses & Classes

In a prime location like West Palm Beach, there are plenty of opportunities for students to become involved with sports professionally or for recreational purposes.

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South Florida is a hotbed of major sports action

That's one of the great things about living or going to school in South Florida if you are a sports fan or want to be involved with sports professionally -- within about an hour of PBA's downtown West Palm Beach campus you have NBA basketball (The Heat), NFL football (the Dolphins), NHL hockey (the Panthers), Major League Baseball (the Marlins), two minor league baseball teams in Jupiter (20 miles north), polo, hunter-jumper and dressage (15 miles west in Wellington); plus you can find adventure in hiking, canoeing, kayaking, SCUBA, paddle-boarding, camping, fishing (fresh or saltwater) and bicycling.  Not to mention that PBA has an outstanding NCAA Division II athletic program. CLICK HERE to learn more about PBA athletics.