What education is needed to become an Athletic Trainer?

An undergraduate Bachelor’s degree from an accredited Athletic Training program is the absolute minimum of education to become an athletic trainer. However, it is a highly competitive field, and many candidates will also undertake postgraduate education to Master’s level; all accredited programs are currently updating their programs to consist of a 6-year expedited Master’s program for Athletic Training. There is an expectation that you maintain continuous learning in order to stay certified by completing continuing education units yearly.