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    Saint Gianna School of Health Sciences

Become a leader in athletic training and allied health professions. Enhance the health and wellness of the individuals and communities you serve.

What You’ll Learn

You’ll develop competencies in injury and illness prevention; wellness promotion; examination, assessment, and diagnosis; immediate and emergency care; therapeutic intervention; and health care administration and professional responsibility. This is a five-semester, continuous enrollment program with immersive clinical experiences embedded in the curriculum.

Gain Practical Experience

You’ll apply, integrate, and evaluate a wide variety of specific health care skills under the direction of an approved preceptor. Approved clinical settings include prevention and wellness; urgent and emergent care; primary care; orthopedics; rehabilitation; behavioral health; pediatrics; and performance enhancement.

Participate in Service Learning Projects Abroad

You have the opportunity to provide athletic training services in a variety of settings and populations in Lima, Peru through a rich, hands-on learning opportunity.

Become Eligible for Board Certification

Mary’s athletic training program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Athletic Training Education (CAATE). By graduating from an accredited curriculum program, you’ll be eligible to sit for the Board of Certification (BOC) examination.

Secure Your Spot Early

Incoming freshmen who have displayed superior academic performance in high school and have been officially admitted to the University of Mary can apply for Early Assurance into our athletic training program.

Program Information

Please visit our catalog for admission requirements and a full list of our courses.


Careers & Outcomes

Employment Trends

Athletic trainers work in a wide range of professional settings — everything from the Mayo Clinic and NASA to Cirque du Soleil, Disney World, and NBC's "The Biggest Loser." The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects employment of athletic trainers to grow by 14% from 2022 to 2032, much faster than the average for all occupations. Graduates of the athletic training program find careers in education, medical, military, and sports and entertainment industries.

Career Paths

  • Athletic Trainer
  • College Athletic Director
  • Sports Medicine Clinic Supervisor
  • Arts and Entertainment Injury Prevention Consultant
  • Community Center Recreation Director
  • Educator
  • Workplace Wellness Consultant
  • Physician Offices

Featured Faculty

Rachel Johnson Krug, EdD

Chair of Athletic Training and Kinesiology, Director of Athletic Training Program, Associate Professor of Athletic Training

Originally from Bismarck, ND, I have over 20 years of experience as an athletic trainer as well as over 10 years of teaching in the K-12 setting. After graduate school, I went to Beaver Dam, WI where I was the first athletic trainer at the Beaver Dam Community Hospital. During my tenure at the hospital, I was able to grow the sports medicine program to provide athletic training services to multiple area high schools. I started in 2010 at the University of Mary as the Program Director for Athletic Training. I am married and have three children. I also am the high school gymnastics coach for the Bismarck Public Schools.

Take Your Next Step in Athletic Training