Announcement Regarding Athletic Training Program

Longwood University is currently accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), 6850 Austin Center Blvd., Suite 100, Austin, TX 78731-3101. The program has chosen to Voluntarily Withdraw its CAATE Accreditation effective December 31, 2022.

For more information, please contact Dr. Lindsey Stokes stokesli@longwood.edu.


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 are unique health care providers employed in a multitude of settings to include:

  • Secondary schools (public and private)
  • Colleges and universities
  • Professional and Olympic sports
  • Youth leagues and sports facilities
  • Physician practice
  • Rural and urban hospitals, emergency departments, and ambulatory care centers
  • Clinics with specialties in sports medicine, cardiac rehab, medical fitness, wellness, and physical therapy
  • Occupational health departments (i.e., commercial and industrial settings)
  • Police and fire departments, academies, and branches of the military
  • Performing arts

What You'll Study

Major

Obtain entry-level knowledge and skills to engage in high-quality patient care and interactions within a variety of settings.

An attractive and marketable combination with these jobs in mind:

  • Medicine
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Nursing

Curriculum Handbook (pdf)

AT Program Admissions Information

Healthcare Studies Minor

Designed to capture students from various majors across campus who are interested in pursuing a career in healthcare. Whether a student is looking to enter a healthcare profession with a clinical degree or pursue a healthcare management career, this minor provides a broad perspective capturing the importance of quality healthcare and the impact on patient populations.

Students complete six courses (3 credits each). Two courses (6 credits) may be used to satisfy Civitae requirements (at the pillar or perspectives level) and Core or Supporting Coursework requirements for the Healthcare Studies minor.

The minor does not meet eligibility requirements for certifications or licensure for healthcare professions. 

Learn more about the Healthcare Studies minor.

Courses

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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