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Athletic Training

Program Overview

Athletic training is a discipline that combines athletics with health and medical care. Athletic training involves the application of advanced human anatomy, exercise physiology, biomechanics, physical conditioning, and nutrition, to prevent, diagnose, and provide immediate care and rehabilitation of athletic injuries. Students must graduate from an accredited athletic training program, like BYU, and then pass the Board of Certification (BOC) examination to work as a certified athletic trainer.

Program Summary

Program Credits: 64.0 Credits

Status: Open Enrollment

Introductory Course: EXSC 320


To learn more, schedule an appointment with Life Sciences Advisement at 801-422-3042.

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Beyond The Classroom

Engaging in internships, mentored research, associations and clubs related to your program is an important step in linking your education with the real world. These experiences enhance your education and prepare you for both further schooling and your future career.

Occupations and Employers

Possible Occupations

With a Bachelors

  • Athletic Trainer
  • Coach and Scout

With a Masters

  • Athletic Trainer
  • Physical Therapist

With a Doctorate

  • Athletic Trainer
  • Physical Therapist
  • Post-Secondary Instructor of Athletic Training

Potential Employers

  • Aegis Therapies
  • Anytime Fitness
  • Easter Seals Southeast Wisconsin
  • Professional teams and leagues (NFL, MLB, etc)
  • Professional athletes
  • Governing bodies
  • Universities/Colleges/Schools
  • Arenas
  • Auditoriums
  • Stadiums
  • Recreational facilities
  • Sport marketing firms
  • Sports medicine centers
  • Hospitals and rehabilitation clinics
  • Physician offices
  • Health clubs and fitness centers
  • Performing Arts
  • Corporate health centers
  • Physical Therapy Clinics
  • Professional fitness organizations (American College of Sports Medicine, National Strength and Conditioning Association)
  • Olympic training centers

Meet Your Academic Advisor: Farris Child

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Farris was born and raised in Idaho, served a mission in Rio de Janeiro Brazil, and lived for four years on the Navajo Reservation while working as a high school counselor. 

Farris and his wife DeeAnna have been married for almost 20 years, and have been blessed with five children ranging in ages from 8-17.  During his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family, serving, running, playing sports, gardening, reading, and enjoying the great outdoors. 

Farris has a BS degree in Family Development and an MS Degree in Psychology.  He has been working at BYU as an advisor/advisement administrator for 13 years. 

To schedule an appointment to meet with Farris, contact the Life Sciences Advisement office at 801.422.3042 or by visiting 2060 LSB.

Office Hours: M-F 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Closed for devotionals and holidays.