What is an athletic trainer?


New Hampshire’s Accredited Undergraduate Programs

Colby-Sawyer College | Keene State College | Plymouth State University | University of New Hampshire


New Hampshire’s Accredited Graduate Programs

Plymouth State University


Athletic Training Student EducationAll Nationally Certified and New Hampshire Licensed Athletic Trainers must have a bachelor’s or master’s degree from an accredited college or university. Degrees are complementary to accredited athletic training majors and include established academic curricula. Athletic trainers’ bachelor’s degrees are in athletic training, sports medicine, kinesiology, exercise physiology, biology, exercise science or physical education. Academic programs are accredited through an independent process by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).
Educational Content Standards The following educational content standards are required for athletic training degree programs:

  • Acute care of injury and illness
  • Assessment of injury and illness
  • Exercise physiology
  • General medical conditions and disabilities
  • Health care administration
  • Human anatomy
  • Human physiology
  • Kinesiology/biomechanics
  • Medical ethics and legal issues
  • Nutritional aspects of injury and illness
  • Pathology of injury and illness
  • Pharmacology
  • Professional development and responsibilities
  • Psychosocial intervention and referral
  • Risk management and injury/illness prevention
  • Statistics and research design
  • Strength training and reconditioning
  • Therapeutic exercise and rehabilitative techniques
  • Therapeutic modalities
  • Weight management and body composition
CAATE Required Educational Content Areas

  • Risk Management and Injury Prevention
  • Pathology of Injury and Illness
  • Assessment and Evaluation
  • Acute Care of Injury and Illness
  • Pharmacology
  • Therapeutic Modalities
  • Therapeutic Exercise
  • General Medical Conditions and Disabilities
  • Nutritional Aspects of Injury and Illness
  • Psychosocial Intervention and Referral
  • Health Care Administration
  • Professional Development and Responsibilities

Upcoming Events

January 5 – 8, 2018

2018 EATA Convention

Boston, MA

June 1 – 3, 2018

2018 Northern New England Athletic Training Conference – Hosted by the Maine Athletic Trainers’ Association

Double Tree Inn

South Portland ME

Open Positions

President-Elect

Secretary and Treasurer

Committee Member Openings

  • Conferences
  • Governmental Affairs
Contact NHATA Secretary Lisa Dupuis at secretary@nhata.org for more information.