Sheridan College will now offer an associate degree in athletic training.
College officials said the new program has been approved recently by the Wyoming Community College Commission.
Registration for classes is open. The fall semester begins on Sept. 3. Dr. Erin Nitschke, the college's director of Health and Human Performance, said the Associate of Science in athletic training will include a variety of hands-on classes, such as exercise science, injury prevention, and taping and wrapping.
He added the college is excited to offer the new program, which will meet the growing demand for athletic trainers. He said the college offers a variety of sports, and students will be able to learn from a licensed professional.
Students who take the new program will be able to transfer to four-year universities, and pursue careers in the field of athletic training.
The college's athletic training program is set up for students to transfer to several institutions to earn a bachelor's degree, including Montana State University-Billings and the University of Montana in Missoula.
Sheridan College athletic trainer Karis Prusak will teach the new program. He oversees athletic training for all of the college's athletics, which include basketball, volleyball, soccer and rodeo.
Anyone wanting to register for the program may call Sheridan College.