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Interested in athletic training? Major in allied health science

  • Athletic training students practice their examination skills.
December 20, 2019

Carthage is now recruiting students for a new Allied Health Science program that’s approved to begin in fall 2020.

Not intended as a standalone undergraduate major, AHS will prepare students for the demands of a graduate-level athletic training program. It’s designed to be the three-year, pre-professional phase of an anticipated 3+2 Master of Athletic Training* program.

Ahead of coming changes to professional standards, the College has closed entry to its baccalaureate athletic training program. Aspiring athletic trainers will now enter Carthage as allied health science majors.

Program director Laurie Jensen, an assistant professor of exercise and sport science, said AHS will offer multiple advantages over competitors’ equivalent programs, including:

  • Jump-Start Experiences: Starting immediately in their first semester, AHS students will get a “jump-start” toward the profession through faculty-led workshops, clinical case presentations, and other mentor-guided activities.
  • Grand Rounds: AHS majors are invited to attend weekly collaborative sessions where current athletic training students discuss one of their latest clinical cases with team physicians. Known as Grand Rounds, they’ve been among students’ favorite elements in the traditional program.

Learn more about Allied Health Science and Athletic Training at Carthage

* Carthage College 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 is currently applying to the CAATE for a change in level of degree and is pending approval.