To become a Certified Athletic Trainer(ATC) you must earn a bachelor's degree from a college or university with an accredited program in athletic training. NJC's two year Associate of Science degree is designed to offer the classes that you would normally take in the first two years at a four-year institution. After you graduate from NJC, you will be ready to transfer to the accredited four-year school of your choice to finish your education in athletic training. After you finish your bachelor's degree, you will be eligible to take the certification exam for athletic training.
While earning your degree you may be chosen to work as a student athletic trainer for one of our four varsity athletic teams. This gives you the opportunity to learn the
profession with valuable hands-on experience!
Evaluating an Injured Athlete
NJC is home to high level competitors in the National Junior College Athletic Association's (NJCAA) Division I sports which means students have an ongoing real-life lab environment at the fingertips all of the time. They use what they learn in the classroom to help care for athletes in the gym and on the field.
Students have the opportunity to manage NJC's Division I NJCAA sports teams, including baseball, men and women's basketball, golf, soccer, softball and volleyball.