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Athletic Training

Career Description

The Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2008-09 Edition, is an excellent resource for information on the Athletic Trainer profession. You can also read about Athletic Trainers on


Athletic Trainers may receive bachelor and graduate degree education. According to the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA), more than 70 percent of certified athletic trainers hold at least a masters degree. The undergraduate program leads toward eligibility to take the National Athletic Trainers Association Board of Certification (BOC) Exam.


Clinical experiences are arranged through the academic advisor from programs that are affiliated with BMC. 

Length of Clinical Experience

At Baystate Medical Center, undergraduate students in the Athletic Training program will observe a surgical procedure, as arranged by the academic instructor. The length of this clinical experience will occur within one day.

Clinical Tracks at BMC

Students will observe a surgical procedure at Baystate Surgical Services under the direct supervision of their academic instructor.

Institutional Affiliations

BMC is affiliated with the following institution/s for this program: 

Professional Associations and other information