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Clarion University of Pennsylvania/California University of Pennsylvania

Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training

Athletic Training Profession

Certified Athletic Trainers (ATC) are board certified health care professionals who specialize in preventing, recognizing, managing and rehabilitating injuries that result from physical activity.  As part of a complete health care team, the certified athletic trainer works under the direction of a licensed physician and in cooperation with other health care professionals, athletics administrators, coaches and parents. Certified Athletic Trainers can be found in various work settings such as secondary schools, colleges and universities, professional sports, hospitals, clinics, physician offices, sports medicine clinics, military and law enforcement, industrial and commercial, and the performing arts.

Athletic Training Program

Through a collabrative agreement with California University of PA, Clarion University students can earn a B.S. degree in Athletic Training. Concurrently, students are able to take a series of general education courses allowing them the opportunity to complete a B.S. degree in Liberal Studies from Clarion University of PA.

Admission into the Athletic Training Program

Please visit: for admissions requirements and eligibility. 

NOTE- Pre-professional students attending Clarion University will complete the pre-professional observation hours on the Clarion campus during practices and games with Clarion's varsity teams.


The Athletic Training Program consists of 120 credits and can be completed in four years. Of the 72 credits which must be completed in the Arts & Sciences, all but 22 are emcompassed by the core classes in Athletic Training. These additional 22 credits can be comprised of any Arts & Sciences courses. The 48 credits required in General Education are structured to fulfill the requirements of both the B.S. in Liberal Studies at Clarion University and the B.S. in Athletic Training at California University of PA.

Please visit for the Athletic Training curriculum.

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Interested Students 

Students are encouraged to visit the California University of PA Health Science website at: to learn more information about the major, classes and benefits of the Athletic Training degree.

Should you have any questions, please contact the  Athletic Training Education Program Director at California University of Pennsylvania:

Mike Meyer, MS, ATC
Program Director
Athletic Training Education
Department of Health Science
California University of Pennsylvania
(724) 938-4332