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Athletic Training

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Come find out about Athletic Training

On and off the field, athletic trainers are dedicated to the well-being of athletes in their care. Athletic Trainers (ATs) are health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to provide preventative services, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention, and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions.

Athletic Trainers work with individuals of all ages and fitness abilities. They are often first on the scene when an injury occurs to offer diagnosis and first aid.

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73%first-time passing rate on BOC
5semesters of clinical rotations

What Will I Learn?

Students who want to become certified athletic trainers must earn a degree from a CAATE-accredited athletic training program.

Accredited programs include formal instruction in areas such as injury/illness prevention, first aid and emergency care, assessment of injury/illness, human anatomy and physiology, therapeutic modalities, and nutrition. Classroom learning is enhanced through clinical education experiences. You will do 5 semesters of clinical rotations.


Faculty Highlight: Jeffrey Parr, PhD, LAT, ATC, EP-C

Jeffrey Parr, a 2010 graduate of the University of Florida, serves as the program director for the athletic training program. He has seven years of clinical experience working in the collegiate setting. He is committed to providing the best possible experience, both in the classroom and clinical setting, for each of his students. He is also involved on the advisory board for the Sports Medicine program at Hattiesburg High School.


Athletic Training Program Costs, Pass Rate, Retention and Graduation


Professional Licensure Disclosure

USM currently offers a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training. This program is designed to prepare students to sit for the Board of Certification (BOC) exam. Upon graduating, passing the BOC exam, and having or obtaining an approved emergency cardiac care card, individuals can apply for certification through the BOC and become certified athletic trainers (ATC). Certified athletic trainers can then apply for licensure in 46 states and the District of Columbia. Contacts for state licensure or other state regulations can be found on the Board of Certification website.

For questions, please contact Dr. Jeffrey Parr, LAT, ATC at 601-266-6321 or at Jeffrey.ParrFREEMississippi



Degree Plan Availability
Athletic Training BSHattiesburg
  • High Schools/Clinic Outreach
  • Military
  • Professional Sports Teams
  • Physicians’ Offices
  • Travis Holifield, 1995
    Athletic Trainer/Teacher, North Forrest High School
  • Emily Anne Smith, 2017
    Athletic Trainer, Hattiesburg Clinic
  • Kevin Mauldin, 2000
    Athletic Trainer/Teacher, Oak Grove High School
  • Jeff Bryant, 1999
    Athletic Trainer, Hattiesburg High School
  • Shawn Robinson, 2009
    Athletic Trainer, Elite Physical Therapy
  • Ray Burr, 1988
    Athletic Trainer, Mississippi Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Center