Marietta College has recently approved a Masters of Athletic Training degree. This is the initial step for the Athletic Training program to begin the process of obtaining CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education) accreditation for a professional Masters of Athletic Training degree. The program hopes to obtain CAATE accreditation in the Spring of 2019. As a result of this change, incoming freshmen interested in pursuing a career in Athletic Training will choose the recently approved major of Sports Medicine. Students will apply to the Master of Athletic Training program in the spring semester of their Junior year. Students accepted in to the Masters of Athletic Training program will begin the program in the summer of their Senior year, and complete the Masters of Athletic Training degree in their 5th year. For more information, please contact Sam Crowther, Program Director.


Marietta's athletic training program, of the Sports Medicine Department, was one of the first in the nation to be accredited as a full major. Our program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), which means that successful graduates are qualified to sit for the Board of Certification exam to become certified athletic trainers. Almost every one of our graduates passes the first time.

As an athletic training student at Marietta, you'll study anatomy using a human cadaver — something most students never see until medical school. You'll learn about everything from athletic training and applied nutrition to pathophysiology and kinesiology. Marietta students have earned national awards for their research, studied abroad in Australia and Ireland, attended national networking events, and interned for Disney Wide World of Sport, International Gymnastics Camp, University of Notre Dame and semipro football teams.

The major integrates intensive study of both medicine and the health sciences with a broad educational foundation that instills in you the critical thinking and communication skills that careers in the health-care industry demand. Graduates have gone on to become athletic trainers, physician assistants, physical therapists, nutritionists, nurses and chiropractors.

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