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NATA-REF Student Challenge Winner 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014

98% of graduates currently employed in the field or pursuing graduate education

100% first time BOC pass rate 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

100% of graduates have become Certified Athletic Trainers

98% first time BOC pass rate 2010-Present

11 NCATA Scholarship Winners 2006-Present

12 MAATA Scholarship Winners 2008-Present

19 NATA Foundation Scholarship Winners 2006-Present

Athletic Training Program

TRANSFER STUDENTS MUST CONTACT PROFESSOR JILL MANNERS, ATHLETIC TRAINING PROGRAM DIRECTOR, IMMEDIATELY  TO DISCUSS SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS FOR SUMMER ENROLLMENT & PROGRAM COMPLETION.  

Athletic trainers carry out a field evaluation on a football player.

Above: Athletic trainers carry out a field evaluation on a football player.

WCU offers a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Athletic Training. Fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), the professional program combines intensive classroom and clinical education.

Provisional admission to the program occurs each year with an application deadline of April 10 (during the freshmen year) and August 10 (for transfers).  Full admission to the program occurs each year with an application deadline of December 15.  You must meet the following admission requirements for full admission to the program. 

In the program,  you’ll complete a rigorous education that combines didactic, psychomotor, and affective competencies and clinical proficiencies necessary to become a successful athletic trainer.

The focus of the Athletic Training Program is to promote critical thinking and problem solving in a hands-on curriculum which will expose you to a wide variety of clinical education opportunities.

The faculty and staff of Western's Athletic Training Program are committed to your success and to building strong, competent athletic training professionals.

For more information, review costs and financial aid, or browse our FAQs. Questions? Please contact the program director.

An athletic training student evaluates a student-athlete.

Above: An athletic training student treats a student-athlete.

 

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