Athletic training encompasses the prevention, diagnosis, and intervention of emergency, acute, and chronic medical conditions involving impairment, functional limitations, and disabilities.
Graduates can use their entry-level skills to work as certified athletic trainers in high schools, colleges and universities, sports medicine clinics, industrial settings, and professional sports teams.
The Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP) at UD is a nationally accredited program and recognized by the Commission on the Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).
Exercise science is primarily a pre-professional program, preparing students for graduate programs in physical therapy, occupational therapy, physician assistant, medical and dental schools.
The exercise science program of study is designed to cover all courses needed to apply to graduate physical therapy programs, as well as many courses needed for other health-related graduate programs. Students not seeking postgraduate training can select career opportunities in health related clinical or research environments. Matriculated students should visit Internal Transfers/Changing Majors for information and requirements for change of major.