Lake Superior State University
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"My experience at Lake Superior State University is one of the best of my life. Not only did the education I received prepare me immensely for the work world, I made friendships and connections that are sure to last me a lifetime. LSSU is the perfect collegiate experience: exceptional educators, a welcoming community and the beauty of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula."

--Chelsea Sparrow
LSSU Athletic Training Graduate;
ATC Graduate Intern Athletic Trainer;
University of Minnesota, Duluth

Athletic Training

Committed to an integrated relationship between the athletic training students' didactic and clinical experiences

We are committed to an integrated relationship between the athletic training students' didactic and clinical experiences. This relationship fosters the development of athletic training students as contributing, caring, and viable professionals to the field of athletic training.

Extensive knowledge and strong decision-making skills
 
Degrees

Athletic Training is an allied health care profession recognized by the American Medical Association (AMA). 

Certified Athletic Trainers (ATCs) are medical experts that practice within five domains

  • Prevention
  • Clinical Evaluation and Diagnosis
  • Immediate and Emergency Care
  • Treatment and Rehabilitation
  • Organization and Profession Health and Well Being

These duties require extensive knowledge and strong decision-making skills obtained through the Certified Athletic Trainer's experience and education.

Excellent Preparation

The Athletic Training Program at LSSU Utilizes the NATA Athletic Training Educational Competencies (5th edition) and its 8 content areas in their educational program. These Educational Competencies include:

  • Evidence Based Practice
  • Prevention and Health Promotion
  • Clinical Examination and Diagnosis
  • Acute Care of Injury and Illness
  • Therapeutic Interventions
  • Psychosocial Strategies and Referral
  • Healthcare Administration
  • Professional Development and Responsibility

The Athletic Training Program at LSSU boasts an 88.9% first time pass rate on the BOC examination over the past three years:

  2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013 3 yr aggregate
Number of students graduating from program. 5 2 4 11
Number of students graduating from program who took examination. 4 1 4 9
Number of students who passed the examination on the first attempt. 3 1 4 8
Students who passed the examination on the first attempt. 75% 100% 100% 88.89%
Number of students who passed the examination regardless of the number of attempts. 4 1 4 9
Students who passed the examination regardless of the number of attempts. 100% 100% 100% 100%

LSSU student BOC exam results

  
Dream Job

Athletic Training was listed as the 2nd most exciting job in healthcare! (Source: www.allhealthcare.com)

Careers
  • University/College Athletics
  • Professional Teams
  • Sports Medicine Clinics
  • Secondary School Athletics
  • Health/Fitness Facilities
  • Industrial Fitness and
  • Rehabilitation
  • Athletic Training Education
  • [ more ]

Average Salary of Gradutes by Degree Level*

  • Bachelor's Degree:  $46,176
  • Master's Degree:      $51,144
  • Doctorate Degre:      $76,264

Average Salary of Gradutes by Experience*

  • 0-1 Year:    $34,632
  • 1-5 Years:  $37,106
Accreditation

The LSSU Athletic Training Program received initial accreditation October 2003 by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).  July 2006, the accrediting body became the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education Programs (CAATE).  In October 2008, the LSSU Athletic Training Program received continued accreditation with the next site visit slated for the 2018-2019 academic year.

The Athletic Training Education Program is currently accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), 2201 Double Creek Drive, Suite 5006, Round Rock, TX 78864. Phone: 512-733- 9700. Fax: 512-733-9701. Email: caate@sbcglobal.net.

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Preparing Athletes...

Brittany Currie

Brittany likes getting to see the improvement a person can make, and knowing that what she instructed them to do was beneficial to them. [ more ]

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