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Bachelor of Arts in Athletic Training

About the B.A. in Athletic Training Degree

Cedarville’s distinctly Christian athletic training major will prepare you for an entry-level career as an athletic trainer. Through diverse learning experiences, you will be equipped to competently and professionally practice as an athletic trainer wherever God leads you.

Athletic Training Program Highlights

Biblical — With biblical integration in every course, you will discover how to serve your patients with the mind of Christ.

Accredited — Nationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) through 2020-2021, our program will prepare you for the Board of Certification (BOC) examination.

Diverse experience — You will work with both amateur and professional athletes in diverse venues including secondary schools, college/university level, professional ranks, clinical settings, physician offices, industrial settings, fine arts, and the military.

State-of-the-art facilities — Program utilizes Cedarville’s 3,000-square-foot athletic training facility with a devoted educational laboratory.

Affordable — Cedarville's competitive tuition, room, and board costs; reasonable program fees; and generous scholarship options make your athletic training degree a great investment.

Mentoring faculty — Christian faculty members and practicing clinicians will teach, advise, and care about your success.

Outcomes for Athletic Training Majors

To receive the credential of Certified Athletic Trainer, all of our graduates sit for the Board of Certification (BOC). Graduates of Cedarville's program have a 15% higher first-time pass rate than the national average on the certification exam. They readily obtain positions in high schools, universities, clinical settings, and private practices across the nation.

Some of our graduates have chosen to go on to graduate school at places such as:

  • Eastern Michigan University
  • Georgia Southern University
  • Indiana State University
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of Virginia
  • Wright State University

Opportunities for Athletic Training Majors

Internships — An optional internship will complement your coursework and give you additional clinical experience. Recent students have completed internships at Cincinnati Bengals, Columbus Crew, physician offices, and physical therapy clinics, among others.

Athletic Training Student Organization (ATSO) — Student organization provides learning and fellowship opportunities for athletic training majors.

Global Outreach — Athletic training students have had Global Outreach opportunities in conjunction with Athletes in Action.

Kinesiology and Allied Health

Cedarville's Kinesiology and Allied Health programs will help you reach your career goals in human performance and health care fields.

Athletic Training Students

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Explore what Athletic Training looks like at Cedarville. See some of our facilities, meet the trainers who keep our NCAA Division II athletes in winning condition, and watch a video about Cedarville’s partnership with a local hospital.

Placement Success

We’re proud of our successful graduates! 97% of 2016 graduates from the Department of Kinesiology and Allied Health were employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation.

Program Faculty

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Mike Weller, M.S.

Associate Professor of Athletic Training

  • Location CAL 223C
  • phone-handset 937-766-3205
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Kurt Beachy, M.S.

Instructor of Kinesiology and Allied Health

  • Location CAL 222
  • phone-handset 937-766-3190
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Department of Kinesiology and Allied Health

Athletic Training Program Curriculum

Building on your core liberal arts and Bible minor courses, you will take a range of courses including biology, anatomy and physiology, exercise science, psychology, and athletic training disciplines.

Sample courses:
  • Lower Body Injury Evaluation
  • General Medical Issues
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