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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato
Athletic Training
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Practical Preparation

The Student Practical Assessment Teaching Aid (SPATA) provides students with both written and visual guides to help them prepare for proficiency assessments. SPATA can be accessed at any time, day or night, via the Internet.

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Teach. Learn. Heal.

Minnesota State Mankato's Athletic Training program is one of the oldest and most respected in the country. Our nationally recognized faculty challenge students to learn how to treat and care for physically active patients as part of an integrated health-care team. Students work with the state-of-the-art equipment in our lab and at a wide variety of clinical settings.

Our graduates have proven success passing the national board exam on the first try and are ready to find work or pursue advanced degrees immediately. Our alumni work in all areas of the field, from professional sports teams and traditional health-care settings to private corporations.

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The athletic trainer plays an important role in the prevention, recognition, management, and rehabilitation/reconditioning of injuries incurred as a result of activity and functions as an integral member of the health care team in:

  • Secondary schools, colleges & universities
  • Sports medicine clinics
  • Professional sports programs
  • Physician offices & hospitals
  • Corporate & industrial settings
  • Military settings

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