Dominican College’s Health Sciences Program will include a new pre-athletic training concentration beginning in fall 2020. The New York State Education Department has approved the change to the Bachelor of Science in the Health Sciences degree.
“Many of our students are interested in careers in fields related to professional sports. Currently, we have a sports management concentration within the business management major,” said Academic Dean Thomas Nowak, Ph.D. “The pre-athletic training track in the health sciences provides an exciting second option for students who want to be involved with sports as a career – even possibly on the professional level.”
Other tracks in the Health Sciences Program include pre-occupational therapy, pre-physical therapy, and a general track. The new pre-athletic training concentration will allow students interested in a master’s degree in athletic training to complete all the prerequisites needed. Across the nation, the professional degree required to become a certified athletic trainer is changing from a bachelor’s degree to a master’s degree based on guidelines from the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education.