UCJC becomes the first university accredited by the National Association of Athletic Trainers outside the US

University Camilo José Cela has been accredited by CAATE, the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education, which means that it becomes the first university outside the US that can certify its students to work as a physical therapist and Athletic Trainer in the United States.

The Master’s in Athletic Training and Therapy offered by University Camilo José Cela is aimed at graduates and physiotherapy professionals who wish to obtain the International Athletic Trainer Certificate. This position enables graduates to work as sports health professionals, a field that includes from sports physiotherapy to preventative therapy, diagnosis and recovery of injuries, in addition to planning and implementing rehabilitation programmes for injured athletes. An Athletic Trainer is also trained to intervene in the event of sports injuries sustained at sporting events and to treat chronic conditions such as physical disabilities and functional impairments.

The Master’s in Athletic Training and Therapy is launched this academic year, training physiotherapy graduates to successfully sit BOC (Board Of Certification), a final exam that will certify them as Athletic Trainers and enable them to practice this profession in any country in the world.

The students of the Master’s in Athletic Training and Therapy at UCJC will also go on a three-month stage at American universities such as Saint Louis, Ohio or Delaware, where they will put into practice all the knowledge acquired on their course.