Athletic Training

Athletic Training

Please note: We are no longer accepting new students into our Athletic Training program. If you’re interested in pursuing Athletic Training, our B.S. in Exercise Science, with a concentration in Pre-Healthcare, is exactly what you’re looking for to prepare you for graduate programs in Athletic Training.

Degree Completion Plans Our Athletic Training program offers a six (6) semester competency-based program that prepares students for the Athletic Training profession and leads toward 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. Please note: Athletic Training programs nationwide are moving toward entry-level Master’s degree programs, so UMPI is in the process of transitioning its Athletic Training program into a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science. We are no longer accepting new students into our Athletic Training program. If you’re interested in pursuing Athletic Training, our B.S. in Exercise Science, with a concentration in Pre-Healthcare, is exactly what you’re looking for to prepare you for graduate programs in Athletic Training.

  • Learn

    Learn "on the job"

    You’ll get hands-on experience in a professional setting when you take part in our Athletic Training internship opportunities.

  • Meet Bob Tarpey

    Meet Bob Tarpey

    He’s not just an Athletic Trainer for the Toronto Blue Jays organization, he’s a grad from our program and a recipient of the Distinguished Recent Alumni Award.

  • Take Your Show on the Road

    Take Your Show on the Road

    We believe in community service and that means our students help out at many local events, from the REDY Youth Adventure Race to world biathlon championships.

  • See the World

    See the World

    Through a new agreement with Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre, our students can travel to Tanzania, Africa, to complete a clinical practicum experience.

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 for this, students 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.

 

Degree Completion Plan

Contact Us

Barbara J. Blackstone
104 Wieden Hall
181 Main St.
Presque Isle, ME 04769

Phone: (2o7) 768-9415
Fax: (2o7) 768-9553
barbara.blackstone@maine.edu