Certified Athletic Trainer

Education Required

Most all states require athletic trainers to be licensed or certified; requirements vary by state. For specific requirements, contact the particular state’s licensing board. The Board of Certification for the Athletic Trainer (BOC) offers the standard certification examination that most states use for licensing athletic trainers. Certification requires graduating from a CAATE-accredited program and passing the BOC exam. To maintain certification, athletic trainers must adhere to the BOC Standards of Professional Practice and take continuing education courses.

Career Setting

What is this job like?

A certified athletic trainer (ATC) is a healthcare professional who specializes in the prevention, assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions related to physical activity. They work with athletes and active individuals of all ages and skill levels to promote safe and effective physical performance. Click to explore more occupational details:

Athletic Trainer