Help an elite athlete reach the top podium. The therapy you provide could be the final piece of the puzzle for an athlete to become a winner — help them reach their top potential at all levels of physical activity. The one-year Athletic Therapy certificate is for those who have a degree in a related field such as kinesiology, physical education, sport medicine, exercise science or other related fields. The skills and knowledge you will acquire in this program will help expand your career and education options.
From day one, you’ll be involved in field work and, by the second semester, you will gain experience in a clinical practicum at one of Calgary’s leading rehabilitation facilities.
The Athletic Therapy program is accredited by the Canadian Athletic Therapists Association (CATA). Graduates are eligible to write CATA certification examinations, which qualify you for work as a certified athletic therapist in Canada.
You will gain fundamental knowledge and technical skills in:
Athletic therapists generally find work at clinics, in high schools, universities and colleges, with professional sports teams or in industry. Some graduates start their own businesses.
Your job title will be:
Third year at Mount Royal
You can also take this program as part of a university degree at:
Partnerships with these western Canadian universities allow you to complete the Athletic Therapy program at Mount Royal in your third year, before returning to your original university for your final year.
Many certified athletic therapists pursue other credentials to enhance their skills, such as certified fitness appraiser, national strength and conditioning specialist, registered massage therapist, Alberta fitness leadership certification and emergency medical responder/paramedic.
Students are encouraged to participate in research in this growing field. Recent studies have focused on: