Announcement Regarding Athletic Training Program

In May 2015, the Athletic Training Strategic Alliance announced that the Standards for Accreditation of Professional Athletic Training Programs designated by CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education) would be changed to require that professional programs be at the master’s degree level.

For students entering Longwood University in fall 2019 or after, Longwood offers a pathway to a career and/or Master’s of Science in Athletic Training. (Students will no longer be admitted to the pre-professional phase of the Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training program.)

For students who entered Longwood in fall 2018, please note that the last admission cycle to the professional phase of the Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training degree program will occur in spring 2019. No students will be admitted to the professional phase of the Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training program after spring 2019.

For more information, please contact Dr. Meg Thompson at

Become a Board Certified Athletic Trainer and join the ranks of Longwood alumni who specialize in the prevention, assessment, treatment, rehabilitation of injuries to athletes and anyone engaged in everyday physical activities. Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) our program will prepare you for a pre-professional course in physical therapy and sports medicine.

Career Path

Longwood graduates have gone on to work in a variety of employment settings and graduate study in athletic training, physical therapy and physician assistant studies.

Athletic Trainers work in a variety of employment settings such as

  • Collegiate and professional sports
  • Secondary and intermediate schools
  • Sports medicine clinics
  • Hospital emergency rooms
  • Rehabilitation clinics
  • Occupational/industrial settings
  • Fitness centers
  • Physician offices

What You'll Study


Get the background and the skills to work in athletic training.

An attractive and marketable combination with these jobs in mind:

  • Medicine
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Nursing

Curriculum Handbook 2018-19 (pdf)

AT Program Admissions Information

Pre-healthcare Clinical Studies Minor

Designed to provide those students pursuing other medical and allied health fields or graduate education with applied knowledge of athletic training, clinical theory and skills. 

The minor does not meet NATA-BOC or Virginia licensure eligibility requirements, and therefore, does not lead to certification as an Athletic Trainer.


Establish the essential qualities and competencies necessary for all entry-level athletic trainers in courses that include Human Anatomy and Physiology, Biomechanics, General Physics and Clinical Methods in Athletic Training. 

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