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Athletic Training

About the Athletic Training Degree

CAATE has mandated that all professional programs in the U.S. transition to an entry-level master's by 2025. Cedarville is actively pursuing this transition. Pending final approval at the state level, students beginning in fall 2019 would begin an undergraduate major trending toward the Master of Athletic Training.

Why Study Athletic Training at Cedarville?

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.

What Can I Do With Athletic Training?

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. Our retention and graduation rates affirm the success of our program.

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 to Learn Outside the Classroom

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.

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Athletic Trainer Competes in Ironman

Athletic training instructor, Hannah Stedge, competed in the Half Ironman World Championship.

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! 100% of 2018 graduates from the Department of Kinesiology and Allied Health were employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation.

Athletic training students hone their skills in the High Fidelity Simulation Center, learning to care for patients and treat a variety of unique medical situations. Photo credit: Scott L. Huck/Cedarville University

Academic Departments Collaborate for Enhanced Learning Opportunities

Athletic training students have the unique opportunity to practice skills using state of the art technology.

Hands-on experience prepares Cedarville’s athletic training students for work in the professional field directly out of college. Photo credit: Scott L. Huck/Cedarville University

Athletic Training Certification Pass Rate Soars Above National Average

100 percent of athletic training majors passed the national certification exam on their first attempt.

Cedarville University announced that for the first time since 1973, there will be no increase in tuition for the 2013-14 school year. Photo credit: Scott L. Huck/Cedarville University

No Tuition Increase at Cedarville University

For the first time since 1973, there will be no increase in tuition for the 2014-15 school year at Cedarville.

Sam Wichael, a graduate assistant athletic trainer at Delta State University, accompanied the baseball team to the NCAA Division II Baseball Championships in North Carolina last season.

Athletic Training Graduates Further Education as Team Assistants

Recent graduates gain professional clinical experience as graduate assistant athletic trainers.

Program Faculty

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Mike Weller, M.S.

Associate Professor of Athletic Training

  • Location CAL 223C
  • Phone 937-766-3205
  • Email Email
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Kurt Beachy, M.S.

Instructor of Kinesiology and Allied Health

  • Location CAL 222
  • Phone 937-766-3190
  • Email Email

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
View Curriculum Plan and Catalog