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Athletic Training & Sports Medicine

Athletic Training & Sports Medicine at Daytona State

The mission of the Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP) is to provide college freshmen and sophomores with the tools necessary to successfully transfer into a four-year CAATE-accredited athletic training curriculum program. Students have the opportunity to complete prerequisite courses and gain valuable hands-on clinical and field experience, beginning with the first semester on campus.

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Athletic Training Program Information


Students in the ATEP are enrolled in the AA program.  In addition to general education classes, students will take classes that are prerequisites to CAATE-accredited Athletic Training programs at four-year institutions. These courses include, but are not limited to:

  • Biology/Lab
  • Anatomy & Physiology I & II with Labs
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Human Nutrition

Field Experience

Students in the ATEP are given the opportunity to work directly with a variety of college level athletes, assessing and managing injuries that occur on the field of play, under the supervision of a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC).   Athletic training students may be responsible for:

  • Injury management during practices, home games, and away competitions as a First Responder
  • Sideline injury assessment under the direct supervision of ATs
  • Regularly interacting with the supervising AT, players, coaches, and other support staff
  • Other duties regarding injury prevention, training room supplies and equipment, and on-field athletic training operations

Clinical Experience

Students are also given opportunities to continue the on-field care given to injured athletes into the clinic. They are able to follow an athlete's progress from time of injury during activity through sport specific rehabilitation, to clinical discharge and full return to competition. In the clinic, students may be responsible for:

  • Assisting the Certified ATs with the assessment and rehabilitation of athletic injuries.
  • Performing duties in conjunction with training room/clinic operations including injury documentation and submitting insurance claims
  • Communicating with ATs, primary care physicians, and other specialized health care professionals
  • Observing orthopedic surgery
  • Completing entry-level competencies in preparation for acceptance in an accredited four-year athletic training program