Some highly ranked colleges that have athletic training programs are The University of Texas at Austin, Ithaca College and California State University at Long Beach, according to Study.com. These schools have been highly ranked in U.S. News & World Report; for example, Ithaca College was the seventh best university in the North in its 2011 report. Students can receive bachelor degrees and master degrees in athletic training at these schools.
Some additional good schools to consider for athletic training include University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of South Florida, Michigan State University, Ohio state University and Arkansas State University, notes Study.com. Michigan State University placed in the top 100 of "World Universities by Reputation," published by Times Higher Education in 2011, while University of Illinois was the 15th best public university according to U.S. News & World Report the same year.
An example program for students interested in a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training is the one offered at Ithaca College in New York. Students in the program are expected to complete 120 credits of coursework and maintain a minimum GPA of 2.75. Required courses for the major includes Kinesiology, Biomechanics of Human Movement and Athletic Training Techniques. Students also must complete 60 hours of clinical work.