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Post Professional Athletic Training Program

The athletic training program of study is designed to provide advanced didactic and clinical experiences for those who have previously met entry-level requirements for certification as an athletic trainer.

The mission of a post-professional graduate athletic training program is to expand the depth and breadth of the applied, experiential, and propositional knowledge and skills of entry-level athletic trainers, expand the athletic training body of knowledge, and to disseminate new knowledge in the discipline.

The mission of our Post Professional Athletic Training Program is to promote effective clinical decision making skills that will enhance the quality of healthcare provided to the patient throughout their life span.  We also seek to prepare entry level educators and educational leaders with skills, attitudes, and abilities that will promote commitment to teaching and learning.

Old Dominion University's Post Professional Graduate Athletic Training Program promotes three areas of distinctiveness:  preparation of the entry level educator, lower extremity injury management strategies, and application of evidence-based concepts within clinical practice.

Old Dominion's athletic training curriculum received initial NATA recognition as an approved graduate curriculum in 1980 and is currently accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). Our application deadline is January 1st, however early application is strongly encouraged.  Applicants may apply after the initial deadline as the admission process is ongoing.

For further information please contact:

Bonnie Van Lunen, PhD, ATC, FNATA
Director, Post-Professional Athletic Training Program
3118 Health Sciences
School of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training
Old Dominion University
Norfolk, VA 23529
(757) 683-3516 (office); 683-4270 (fax)
E-mail: bvanlune@odu.edu