Occupational Skills Award
The Athletic Training Occupational Skills Award prepares the student for careers in Athletic Training and Physical Therapy for skills necessary for entry-level positions in Physical Therapy Clinics and provides foundational preparation for students interested in Athletic Training programs. Skills learned in this program are additionally valuable to students interested in such professions as fitness trainer, coach, or teacher in the physical education and kinesiology field. Students will learn basic exercise physiology, be able to identify common athletic injuries and causes, and be able to apply specific stretching, strengthening, and rehabilitation techniques for preventive and rehabilitative care. In addition, students will become cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillator (AED) certified and learn how to write subjective, objective, assessment, and plan (SOAP) notes and injury reports
Careers associated with this program have a salary range from $27,000 to over $208,000 with an average salary of $81,000.