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Athletic Training (BS)


The Saginaw Valley State University's Athletic Training program is a comprehensive and intense curriculum with specific requirements and expectations for students enrolling in the course. This program at Saginaw Valley State University is committed to creating opportunities for athletic training students to achieve intellectually, professionally and personally through their academic, professional, clinical and cultural experiences.  Through didactic and clinical experience, ATS will demonstrate proficiency in the educational competencies and clinical proficiencies developed by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) and will thus be prepared to lend their leadership and expertise to the advancement of the athletic training profession.

Cardinal Points

  • Most students successfully pass the Board of Certification (BOC) certification examination and obtain licensure as an athletic trainer in the State of Michigan if and when applicable.

  • Athletic Training students can study abroad for short or long term sessions in countries across Europe, Africa and Asia.

  • All athletic training students will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of clinical education experiences with a variety of different populations including genders, varying levels of risk, and protective equipment.

SVSU's Athletic Training Major (B.S.) program is a rigorous and intense program that places specific requirements and demands on the students enrolled in the program. An objective of this program is to prepare graduates to enter a variety of employment settings and to render care to a wide spectrum of individuals engaged in physical activity.

Highlighted Courses

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Key Electives

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Complementary Minors/Majors

Our Students After Graduation...


Cadillac Area Public Schools
MidMichigan Health
Saint Joseph Health System
DMC Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan
Utah State University
James Madison University

Graduate Programs

Austin Peay State University
Baldwin Wallace University
Wayne State University

Career Opportunities

Certified Athletic Trainer
Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer

  • 19% (Much faster than average) projected growth for the employment of Athletic Trainers with a Bachelor’s degree through 2028. (U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  • $47,510 is the median yearly pay for Athletic Trainers in the U.S. (U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  • Demand for athletic trainers is expected to increase as people become more aware of the effects of sports-related injuries, and as the middle-aged and the older population remains active.

Cardinal Successes

These stories offer insight into how SVSU students have turned their education into successful opportunities yielding real-world success.

Jade Fulton Athletic Training Major

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Alissa Rhode Athletic Training Major

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Fully integrated into social networks, SVSU Connect is a valuable networking space dedicated to the community of SVSU students, faculty and alumni which cultivates a culture of helping and giving back. In addition to connecting with each other, students at all points along their journey can reach out to alumni mentors for guidance and insight into making the most of their SVSU experience and successfully transitioning into life after graduation.