Exercise Science students preparing to become athletic trainers

Prepare to Become an Athletic Trainer

Exercise Science provides the foundation necessary for graduate work in AT

Exercise Science: Pre-Athletic Training

Offered by: Exercise Science

The SRU Exercise Science major is an excellent choice if you're preparing for graduate study and a career as an athletic trainer.

Why Choose Exercise Science: Pre-Athletic Training?

SRU Exercise Science is recognized as one of the best accredited undergraduate programs in the country. As an Exercise Science student at SRU, you'll become skilled in understanding the human body. You'll understand the psychology of motivation and how you can help your future patients reach their health-related goals. You'll also learn how to use advanced technology and receive hands-on learning experiences. You'll receive a strong science base-including anatomy, exercise physiology, and pathophysiology. And you'll learn how to apply that knowledge through practical experiences working with real people.

What are your options?

Exercise Science Pre-Athletic Training SRU 3+2: Earn a Master of Science degree in Athletic Training in five years rather than six. In the first three years, you complete your exercise science major courses and pre-requisites for the SRU AT graduate program. During your third undergraduate year, you apply for admission into the SRU AT graduate program. If accepted, your first year in the SRU AT graduate program meets the remaining requirements for your undergraduate degree. If not accepted, you continue to complete your undergraduate degree and can reapply to the program.

Exercise Science Pre-Athletic Training (SRU Traditional): Complete the requirements for your exercise science major and the pre-requisites for the SRU AT graduate program and apply to the SRU AT graduate program in your senior year.

Careers In Athletic Training

Upon completion of the Exercise Science undergraduate program and the Master of Science in Athletic Training program, you will be well prepared to take the Board of Certification examination, and upon passing, embark on your career as an Athletic Trainer.

Clubs & Organizations

Exercise Science Society

Athletic Training Association