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I would go with athletic training for no real reason in particular, but either majors sound good! They are generally the same in the intro classes, so you don't have to really decide right now. However, not sure if you want to run in college (I'm in cross too :)), but with athletic training you more than likely will not be allowed to do any sports.

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