The Department of Health Sciences offers a CAATE (Commission for Accreditation in Athletic Training Education) accredited major in Athletic Training.
The Merrimack College Athletic Training Education Program addresses the growing national need for enhanced care of the injuries and illnesses that impact and disrupt the daily lives of athletes and the physically active. The major in Athletic Training provides interested students with theoretical and professional preparation in allied health care for athletes and physically active persons. The athletic training curriculum is designed to prepare students for the BOC certification examination, for competent clinical practice, and for entry into various and related professional and postgraduate programs of study in Athletic Training and other related healthcare fields. This allied health preparation is designed to facilitate an academic foundation that will allow graduating students to seek professional certification, professional career opportunities in both the public and private sector, or to continue their education beyond Merrimack; objectives met through a combination of educational experiences incorporating related academic course work with supervised clinical training.
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