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Athletic Therapy

Bachelor of Health and Physical Education (BHPE)

4 years

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Program highlights

Work placement opportunity


Practical experience — Put theory into practice and gain the valuable skills that will support you later on in your career.

Research opportunities — Participate in studies focused on assessment and treatment of injuries, epidemiology and injury prevention, concussions, medical education and more.

Student Society of Health and Physical Education — Connect and engage in the communities of Health and Physical Education at Mount Royal and beyond.

On the rise — discover how these grads' careers were shaped by the program.

Get certified — Graduates will also be eligible to pursue certification from the Canadian Association of Athletic Therapists (CATA).

 

Focused on the prevention and care of injuries, athletic therapists work closely with athletes and active individuals to contribute to their overall health.

The Athletic Therapy program is designed to meet accreditation requirements of the Canadian Athletic Therapists Association, the body that ensures athletic therapy education has the overall resources to produce an entry-level professional who can meet accepted standards of athletic/active patient care.

The program also is designed to meet the accreditation requirements of the Canadian Council of Undergraduate Physical Education and Kinesiology Administrators (CCUPEKA), the body that ensures quality and consistency in physical education degrees in Canada.

Graduates are prepared to take the Canadian Athletic Therapists Association board exam or follow a career in a related healthcare field.

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Career possibilities

  • Certified Athletic Therapist
  • Medical staff
  • Support staff
  • Insurance case manager
  • Physiotherapist*
  • Sports therapist*
  • Massage therapist*
  • Chiropractor*
  • Clinician or emergency first responder*
  • Educators, lecturers, instructors and researchers*
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* additional education, experience and/or training required

Admission requirements and costs

Curriculum and courses

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Faculty of Health, Community and Education

Mount Royal is pleased to offer four Bachelor of Health and Physical Education degrees, including majors in Athletic Therapy, Ecotourism and Outdoor Leadership, Physical Literacy, and Sport and Recreation Management.

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