In accordance with national mandates by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education, the Grand Valley State University Athletic Training Program is currently in process to transition the Athletic Training degree from a Bachelors to a Masters level.
If you would like additional information about where we are at in this process please feel free to contact the Movement Science Department at 616-331-3044.
Dr. Brian Hatzel #GVLakerEffect
First Time Board of Certification Exam Pass Rate 96%
Athletic Training Student - Kierra Washington
The mission of the Grand Valley State University Athletic Training Program is to prepare professionals to enhance the quality of health care for athletes and the physically active. Preparation is supported by formal instruction, clinical experience, and research.
Athletic Trainers Are...
Athletic trainers are healthcare professionals who specialize in preventing, recognizing, managing, and rehabilitating athletic injuries.
As Defined by the Board of Certification (BOC)
“Athletic Trainers (ATs) are healthcare professionals who render service or treatment, under the direction of or in collaboration with a physician, in accordance with their education and training and the states' statutes, rules and regulations. As a part of the healthcare team, services provided by ATs include injury and illness prevention, wellness promotion and education, emergent care, examination and clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention, and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions. *Athletic training is recognized by the American Medical Association (AMA) as a healthcare profession."
The 5 Domains of athletic training include: Injury/Illness Prevention and Wellness Protection, Clinical Evaluation and Diagnosis, Immediate and Emergency Care, Treatment and Rehabilitation & Organizational and Professional Health and Well-being
Employment Rate Expected to Grow 21% by 2022
(NATA - Bureau of Labor Statistics)