Athletic Training Program

Grand Canyon University's Athletic Training Program is an undergraduate major and is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). Our program focuses on the application of skills as seen by our numerous laboratory classes and clinical rotations in Athletic Training and Rehabilitation Facilities. Students have opportunities to participate in the Athletic Training Student Club and professional healthcare organizations, which helps promote lifelong learning and friendships in a Christian environment. At Grand Canyon University, our faculty and staff are dedicated to helping our students attain a balance in their spiritual, academic and personal lives.

What is an Athletic Trainer?

A certified athletic trainer (ATC) is a qualified allied health care professional educated and experienced in the management of health care problems associated with sports participation. In cooperation with physicians and other allied health care personnel, the athletic trainer functions as an integral member of the athletic health care team in secondary schools, colleges and universities, professional sports programs, sports medicine clinics and other athletic health care settings.

Domains of an Athletic Trainer

Injury/Illness Prevention and Wellness Protection  

Educating participants and managing risk for safe performance and function.

Clinical Evaluation and Diagnosis

Implementing standard evaluation techniques and formulating a clinical impression for the determination of a course of action

Immediate and Emergency Care

Employing standard care procedures and communicating outcomes for efficient and appropriate care of the injured.

Treatment and Rehabilitation

Reconditioning participants for optimal performance and function

Organizational and Professional Health and Well-being

Understanding and adhering to approved organizational and professional practices and guidelines to ensure individual and organizational well-being.

Athletic Training Slide Show