Department of Athletic Training and Sports Medicine
Athletic trainers work with all types of patients to prevent and treat injuries, from student-athletes to members of professional sports teams.
At Quinnipiac, the program in Athletic Training emphasizes practical clinical experience along with a strong foundation in anatomy and physiology, nutrition, and fitness and conditioning, among other subjects. The program values personal responsibility and critical decision making in the development of high quality patient-centered care. You’ll work with student-athletes from Quinnipiac’s Division I volleyball, soccer, field hockey, cross country, tennis, basketball and ice hockey teams as well as athletes in local high schools and community-based health care settings, all under the supervision of certified athletic trainers and other licensed health care providers.
The Department of Athletic Training and Sports Medicine is a vibrant seven member group with expertise across the domains of athletic training. Faculty are active in aspects of sports health care and education at the state, regional and national level. Faculty members collaborate with other health care educators across the School of Health Sciences, School of Medicine and School of Nursing to deliver an interprofessional educational experience.
The department sponsors educational programming culminating in a BS in Athletic Training, qualifying the student to sit for the national certification exam, and collaborates with the Department of Physical Therapy in offering a seven year AT/DPT program.