Union University is proud to offer an educational foundation for an exciting and rewarding career in Athletic Training and Sports Medicine. A career as a certified athletic trainer offers a great working environment with a variety of work settings. Certified Athletic Trainers interact daily with athletes, coaches, physicians, physical therapists and other medical professionals whom are involved in the realm of sports medicine. This program offers a great opportunity to grow professionally in the medical, technical, and practical knowledge of the sports medicine industry. The National Athletic Trainer's Association defines a Certified Athletic Trainer as "a highly educated and skilled professional specializing in athletic health care. In cooperation with physicians, and other allied health personnel, the athletic trainer functions as an integral member of the athletic health care team in secondary schools, colleges and universities, sports medicine clinics, professional sports programs, and other athletic health care settings." Union University offers an outstanding entry level opportunity to those who wish to explore the possibilities of a career as a Certified Athletic Trainer.