Career Opportunities

What is an Athletic Trainer and where do they work?

Athletic trainers are health care professionals specialized in the prevention, evaluation and rehabilitation of sports injuries who are certified by the Board of Certification. Athletic training is an Allied Health Care Profession recognized by the American Medical Association. Athletic Trainers work with: Secondary School Interscholastic Athletic Programs, Professional Athletic Teams, Corporate Health Programs, Sports Medicine Clinics, Industrial Health Programs and Universities/Colleges.


For information about the profession please contact the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) at


Where are GWU Graduates Employed?

Graduates of our program have a variety of settings in which they can be employed. Currently our graduates are working with NFL football teams, colleges and universities, high schools and physical therapy clinics. After Gardner-Webb many of the athletic training students choose to seek graduate assistantships at colleges and universities. A graduate assistantship allows the athletic training student to pursue their master's degree while gaining additional experience within the profession.