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Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

Honours Bachelor of Applied Health Sciences – Athletic Therapy

Gain skills and experience to become a certified athletic therapist.

Get athletes back to play

Sheridan’s Athletic Therapy professors and students take you inside this unique program — and this exciting career area. You’ll learn to work with athletes in the field from the moment of injury and get them back to play. Featuring dynamic and dedicated professors and hands-on field placements, our program prepares you for a rewarding career.

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Sheridan’s Honours BAHS Athletic Therapy program was designed to provide you with the skills you need to become a certified athletic therapist.

State-of-the-art education

Sheridan's facilities include a new, state-of-the-art Athletic Therapy Clinic with aquatic rehab, dedicated lab space with brand new equipment and new training facilities. All educators are Certified Athletic Therapists with advanced degrees in the areas of rehabilitation sciences, biomechanics and physiology, as well as extensive experience working in the field.

What you'll gain

  • Advanced athletic therapy skills such as field assessment and injury treatment, clinical assessment and rehabilitation.
  • Entrepreneurial business skills to help you establish a practice.
  • Research skills to ensure you always stay current in the field.
  • 1,200 hours of embedded athletic therapy course experience while in school.

Field placement

Each semester of the last three years includes field and/or clinical work. (Year 2: high school or community sports team environment; Year 3: varsity teams in colleges and universities; Year 4: more clinical responsibility, working in both the Sheridan Athletic Therapy Centre and community clinics.) You'll also have an opportunity, between Years 3 and 4, to participate in a 14-week internship.

Become a Certified Athletic Therapist

This program is accredited by the Canadian Athletic Therapists Association (CATA). When you graduate from this program, you'll be a step closer to certification. View the full list of requirements for becoming a Certified Athletic Therapist.

Explore your future lab

In Honours Bachelor of Applied Health Sciences – Athletic Therapy at Sheridan, you'll work in labs and classrooms designed like real-world workplaces. Want a look inside? Take a virtual tour of the Athletic Therapy Centre, Exercise Intervention Centre and VO2 Max Labs you'll use as a student in this program.

Member of the World Federation of Athletic Therapy and Training

Sheridan's Honours Bachelor of Applied Health Sciences – Athletic Therapy program is a member of the World Federation of Athletic Therapy and Training (WFATT).

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  • Honours Baccalaureate Degree

    • Full-time
    • 4 yrs (8 semesters)
    • Program code: PBAHS