Training, athletic trainers

The Wright State Athletic Training program is taking full advantage of its location. As a guest in the Wright State Physicians Building, students and faculty are able to use equipment and work alongside health care professionals in their field of study. The partnership is paying off.

The Athletic Training program has a 100 percent job placement rate for students who want to work immediately after graduation. Some students instead choose to pursue advanced degrees before entering the job market or going to medical school.

Athletic trainers are in high demand. The U.S. Department of Labor predicts that athletic training will grow 21 percent by the year 2024.

Wright State’s program emphasizes practical, experiential training. For instance, on March 22, the Fairborn Fire Department held a training session for students on properly placing patients on a stretcher.

“It’s very hands-on. You get a lot of interaction with other people,” said Derrick Bark, a junior athletic training major.

For more information on the Athletic Training program contact Becky Bower at

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