About Duquesne Athletic Training

Duquesne University's Athletic Training Program was established in 1992 and has been accredited since 1995. In 2016, continuing accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) was awarded through 2026-2027.

Freshmen are admitted directly into our Athletic Training degree program, which is housed in the John G. Rangos, Sr., School of Health Sciences.  We admitted our final cohort into our 4-year program in the Fall 2020.

We are currently enrolling our first cohort into our new 3+2 Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences/Master of Science in Athletic Training program.  Students will begin our five year (3+2) program in the Fall 2021.

Our program is designed to prepare students to practice as certified athletic trainers, which involves providing healthcare to physically active individuals. We offer a program that has a very strong basic science foundation that aids in preparing our students for the ever changing healthcare market.

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Comprehensive Curriculum

Students complete coursework emphasizing the prevention and care of athletic injuries, diagnosis of injuries & illnesses, therapeutic exercise & modalities, pharmacology, nutrition, exercise physiology, and psychosocial issues in health care.

Clinical Opportunities

Our students gain experience working alongside Athletic Trainers in over 30 clinical settings

  • Duquesne University Athletics and four area universities (Division I, II & III)
  • High schools (Public & Private)
  • Sports medicine clinics
  • Professional organizations (Pittsburgh Steelers, Pittsburgh Pirates, Pittsburgh Ballet, Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC)
  • Physician offices

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Throughout their experiences all students gain clinical experience working with different patient populations and equipment intensive sports. Students also engage in a general medical experience with licensed physicians.

We recognize that our students have high aspirations for their futures as athletic trainers and health care providers.  We strive to challenge our students every day in order to enable them to achieve their career goals and aspirations.