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The Longwood University Athletic Training Program develops healthcare professionals who are competent in the delivery of quality athletic health care.
The Athletic Training Program prepares clinicians who engage in critical thinking and demonstrate leadership within the athletic training profession and the community. Students participate in a broad and diverse educational experience that fosters a lifelong desire for knowledge and an understanding of the rapidly evolving healthcare environment.
A Comprehensive Education
Program graduates are prepared to enter the profession of Athletic Training with a comprehensive education experience that is enhanced through the interaction of their classroom, clinical, and professional education experiences.
Entry-level standards for entering the Athletic Training profession are defined by the Board of Certification's Role Delineation Study of the Entry-level Athletic Trainer and the educational standards to meet this end are maintained and monitored by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The Program continually seeks to exceed these evolving standards.
Students completing the Athletic Training Program recognize the necessity of the continued pursuit of educational opportunities and maintenance of professional excellence.
For information regarding the Athletic Training program, contact program director Dr. Meg Thompson at 434.395.2839
Certified athletic trainers are medical professionals who specialize in the prevention, assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation of injuries to athletes and others who are engaged in everyday physical activities.
Athletic trainers work in a variety of employment settings such as collegiate and professional sports, secondary and intermediate schools, sports medicine clinics, hospital emergency rooms, and rehabilitation clinics, occupational/industrial settings, fitness centers and physician offices.
Longwood graduates have gone on to graduate study in athletic training, physical therapy, and physician assistant studies in addition to accepting positions in sports medicine clinics and secondary schools.
Athletic Training Faculty
Sharon M. Menegoni
Associate Professor and Department Chair
Lindsey B. Ingle, M.S.
Meg Frederick Thompson
Associate Professor, Program Director and Clinical Coordinator