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.