The athletic training profession has moved the degree for athletic training from a bachelors to a masters, effective in fall 2022. The faculty at Marietta College have been actively developing the Masters of Athletic Training Program. Marietta College and the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) has approved our transition to the master's degree, therefore we will not be accepting any further applications for the Bachelors of Athletic Training degree. The Masters of Athletic Training Program at Marietta College is seeking approval from the Higher Learning Commission; after this approval, accreditation will be sought through the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).

Students enrolling after the fall of 2018 are encouraged to consider the Bachelor of Sports Medicine major to prepare them for the Masters of Athletic Training Program. Summer of 2021 is the anticipated date of the first cohort to start in the Masters of Athletic Training Program at Marietta College. For more information, please contact Jaclyn Schwieterman, 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, the University of Notre Dame and semipro football teams.

The major integrates the 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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