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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 4 year Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training degree program, which is housed in the John G. Rangos, Sr., School of Health Sciences.

Our program is designed to prepare students to practice as certified athletic trainers, which involves providing health care 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 health care market.

Athletic training student providing rehab assistance               Athletic training students practicing taping skills 

During professional coursework, students engage in human cadaver dissection, and engage in a rigorous curricular plan, which exposes them to a variety of topic areas including the prevention and care of athletic injuries, diagnosis of injuries & illnesses, therapeutic exercise & modalities, pharmacology, nutrition, exercise physiology, and psychosocial issues in health care.

Clinically, our students have opportunities to gain experience with Duquesne's Division I athletes, and athletes from four other area universities, fourteen high schools, patients from five sports medicine clinics, and four professional organizations, including the Pittsburgh Steelers, Pittsburgh Pirates, Pittsburgh Ballet and the Pittsburgh Riverhounds. 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 everday in order to enable them to achieve their career goals and aspirations.