About Athletic Training

A blend of extensive hands-on experience and rigorous coursework prepares you to sit for the Board of Certification exam, the only route to becoming a certified practicing athletic trainer. Georgetown College offers a a pre-professional track in Athletic Training, which enables you to evaluate, diagnose, treat, and rehabilitate a wide range of athletic injuries under the direct supervision of a licensed physician. Program alumni currently serve as athletic trainers in high schools and colleges, clinics, and even with professional teams.

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Dr. Karla Francioni, Director of the Athletic Training Program, served as the Athletic Trainer for the USA Women’s Wheelchair Basketball Team during the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Paralympic Games.


Georgetown College is 1 of only 3 colleges in Kentucky teaching athletic training at the undergraduate level.


Students learn hands-on skills at various clinical sites that interest them including colleges, high schools, physical therapy clinics, physician assistant offices, and even at cardiac rehabilitation clinics.

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“I am grateful to have been a part of such an awesome program that has given me so many opportunities.  Because of the hands on learning that I got to experience, I know that I will be well prepared for my future career.”

 - Merrisa Heraldson '17

  “I get to work hands-on with a variety of athletes to practice my skills both in and out of the classroom, and I am mentored by amazing professors and ATCs who are always willing to provide support and advice. I couldn't have asked for a better setting to work towards my degree and become a certified athletic trainer.”

 - Rachel Daniels, '18

 "The Athletic Training Program at Georgetown College is one of the best things I've ever been a part of. I am thankful for the professors and athletic trainers who have helped me get where I am and will continue helping me to where I need to be to fulfill my dream of becoming an Athletic Trainer."

 - Abigail Kennedy, '19

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