Athletic training is an allied health care profession that works with athletes and active individuals to aid in preventing, diagnosing, treating and rehabilitating injuries. Athletic trainers work in a variety of settings including: clinics and hospitals, high schools, colleges and universities, business and industry, performing arts, military among others.
The Athletic Training major prepares students to follow their passion for athletics and exercise and work with a diverse group of people on the field or in the clinic. Students have the ability to advance quickly with a Loras degree in Athletic Training.
In addition to a career in athletic training, students use their major in athletic training and continue on to further gain further education and employment as: physical therapists, physician assistants, chiropractors and other allied health care providers.
Accreditation: The Loras College Athletic Training program is fully accredited through the Commission on the of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) through the 2018-2019 academic year.
Undergraduate Bulletin Core Curriculum
Major requirements and course descriptions
The clinical experience is vital to the success of the athletic training student at Loras College. Students will be assigned to work in a variety of health care settings and encounter a variety of athletes and patients. These rotations begin during the fall of the student's sophomore year and continue through graduation. These settings allow the students to directly put into practice the skills and knowledge they learn in the classroom. During these rotations the students work with a dedicated clinical staff
Our clinical sites include:
~Western Dubuque High School
~Dyersville Beckman High School
~Galena (Illinois) High School
~Dubuque Physical Therapy
~Tri-State Chiropractic Clinic
~Spine and Sport Chiropractic Clinic
~Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey
~Westside Orthopedic Clinic
The Loras College Athletic Training Education Program is committed to providing our students with a quality education. Students are exposed to a variety of athletic training settings during their time at Loras College. As part of their education, we encourage them to broaden their resumes and grow with a variety of experiences. We have had students experience outstanding internships with several organizations, including: the St. Louis Rams, Chicago Fire, Athletico (sports medicine clinic in Chicago), Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN), Loras College All-Sports Camps and Athletes in Action summer camps. Each internship was, in part, set up by networking with past and current Loras College athletic training staff members.
To read about more experiences of Loras College athletic training graduates, visit our Internships page
Selections for admission into the ATEP are made during each spring semester. The selection process is competitive. The ideal candidate will demonstrate strong academic ability, motivation for the program, a plan to use the major in their future career and ability to integrate and work well within the major and clinical assignments. The application process will start during the fall semester. Details for admission to the program for traditional students or transfer students can be found here