Athletic Training

Master how to help others move

The Athletic Training curriculum at Oregon State University will prepare you to become an athletic trainer. As an athletic trainer, you will collaborate with physicians to provide preventive services, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions.

Students who successfully complete a degree in Athletic Training from an accredited athletic training program are eligible to sit for the Board of Certification (BOC) examination. BOC certification (ATC) establishes the entry-level credential to work as an athletic trainer.

Athletic trainers work in a variety of settings, including:

  • Colleges and universities
  • High schools
  • Sports medicine clinics
  • Physician’s offices and hospitals
  • Professional sports teams
  • Corporate and industrial settings


Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates a 16 percent increase in job growth for athletic trainers from 2019-2029 – much faster than average.


The athletic training degree at Oregon State University is a master’s level degree. From 1974 to 2017 OSU had an accredited undergraduate athletic training program. In the summer of 2016, the first cohort of students started in the new professional master’s program in athletic training. The new master’s program was granted accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) in the summer of 2017.


Program Accreditation Information and Outcomes

OSU students graduating from the athletic training program have been very successful on the BOC examination

See our program information and outcomes tables to learn more about the success of OSU AT students on the BOC examination and job placement.


Mission, goals, and graduate learning outcomes

View the OSU Athletic Training Program's Mission, goals and graduate learning outcomes.