Broaden Your Career With Advancement Opportunities
Explore New Career Pathways
There are several different pathways that you can take your athletic training career. You could work in the armed forces, the performing arts, at a physician practice, in an industrial and corporate setting, in professional sports, secondary schools, or colleges/universities. Take a deep dive into these different settings and find out where you can find an AT job for each career pathway.
Residencies & Fellowships
Residency programs are fairly established for athletic training and allow individuals to work full-time while studying to expand their knowledge in a more specialized manner. Fellowships for AT are still in the works but will be a more intensive program when compared to residency. There is also the option to obtain specialty certification through the BOC.
Doctor of Athletic Training
If you’re looking to obtain an advanced degree, you can explore the Doctor of Athletic Training (DAT), a clinical doctorate, or an academic doctorate. The DAT is designed to develop leaders in clinical practice and clinical teaching. If you’re looking to conduct research or be involved in academia, pursuing an academic doctorate like PhD or EdD may be a good fit.