Degree Completion Plans If you want a career in the health care field that allows you to work in settings from schools and hospitals to health clubs and sports teams, our program is just what you’re looking for. We offer a six (6) semester competency-based program that prepares you for the Athletic Training profession and leads toward your eligibility to take the Board of Certification Exam. Certified Athletic Trainers are highly trained allied health care professionals qualified to work in a number of settings on the health problems of active individuals.
Athletic Trainers work closely with physicians and other health professionals and are responsible for being current in several areas, including: an evidence‐based practice (EBP), prevention and health promotion (PHP), clinical examination and diagnosis (CE), acute care of injuries and illnesses (AC), therapeutic interventions (TI), psychosocial strategies and referral (PS), healthcare administration (HA), and professional development and responsibility (PD).
To prepare you for this, you’ll take part in supervised clinical observations and experiences in the UMPI athletic training clinic and with several off-campus affiliate settings, including local high schools, hospital, physical therapy clinics, and with local emergency medical services.
Program Mission Statement
The University of Maine at Presque Isle is committed to providing a comprehensive, progressive, high quality didactic and clinical education to prepare the multi-skilled professional for a career in athletic training regardless of race, age, gender, or creed. The educational program encompasses current evidence based research, close student, faculty, and staff interaction to promote intellectual and personal growth, formal instruction in the prevention and health promotion, clinical examinations, acute care, and therapeutic interventions and referrals, healthcare administration and professional development. This preparation along with successful completion of the BOC certification requirements will qualify students for entry-level careers in athletic training.
Accreditation is current through the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education. Please see www.caate.net and click accredited programs for more information.