The Madrid Track Athletic Training (Madrid-AT) program provides students the opportunity to earn both a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and a Master of Athletic Training degree through two years of study at SLU Madrid, followed by three years of study at the St. Louis campus. SLU-Madrid's AT students have access to all of the opportunities current students have available on the St. Louis Campus of Saint Louis University. The Athletic Training programs are affiliated with 10 colleges and 20 high schools in the St. Louis area as clinical sites. Saint Louis University’s Athletic Training Program also has affiliations with the St. Louis Cardinals and the St. Louis Rams professional organizations, along with numerous medical clinics.
Athletic trainers are health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to optimize activity and participation of athletes, patients and clients. Athletic training practice includes injury prevention, injury assessment, immediate management of athletic injury, rehabilitation, and sport specific conditioning, administrative duties, and professional development.
Certified athletic trainers are employed in many settings:
In addition to providing patient care, athletic trainers also work as clinical
researchers, administrators, faculty members at colleges or universities,
and clinical instructors.