Pre-Athletic Training Program

Preparing you for admission into any school of athletic training

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About The Program

Pre-Athletic Training Program

With a career in athletic training, you’ll help athletes achieve their maximum potential in health and performance. While pre-athletic training is not a major itself, we’ll match you with a degree program and the necessary coursework required to prepare you for admission into a school of athletic training.




Wondering if this program is for you? 

This program will be a good fit if you are:

  • Driven and committed, wanting to pass knowledge along and stay on top of latest research
  • Personable, with good communication skills; a lot of daily contact
  • Adaptable and dependable; not a typical schedule and many demands can be placed with little notice
  • Invested in helping others and seeing them succeed
  • Caring, compassionate and empathetic; people that are in it for the long-term wellbeing of others are needed in these positions
  • Hands-on, and skilled at monitoring/assessing

With an athletic training degree, you could work in:


  • High school athletic training
  • University athletic training
  • Sports medicine clinic athletic training
  • Medical and rehab clinic athletic training
  • Rehabilitation

At Northern, we believe getting you out of the classroom and into a real-world workplace setting is a critical part of your education. You'll have several opportunities for internships and other forms of experiential learning throughout your time at Northern. Learn more!


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Plans of Study 
Suggested Majors and Minors 

Students in our pre-athletic training program often major in:

And minor in:

Study Abroad 

Experience the world while earning your degree through NSU Study Abroad! With hundreds of opportunities available around the globe, Northern can make your study abroad dream become a reality. Learn more!

Undergraduate Research 

At Northern, you'll have the chance to conduct cutting-edge research that can have real-world impacts - while still an undergraduate student. Learn more!

Contact Information 

Ready to take the next step? Contact us today:

  • Pre-athletic training academic advisor: Tim Moffett, 605-626-2272 or
  • Pre-athletic training faculty advisor: TBA

Want to learn more about living and learning at Northern? Contact NSU Admissions today 605-626-2544 or!

Still unsure of a major? We can help! Contact NSU Career Services at 605-626-3007 or

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