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Bachelor of Arts in Athletic Training (Teach-Out)

About the B.A. in Athletic Training Degree

NOTE: Cedarville University has offered a fully accredited B.A. in Athletic Training since 1994. The Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) has now mandated that all professional athletic training programs in the U.S. transition to an entry-level master's by 2025.

This bachelor's program is currently in a teach-out phase and is no longer accepting new students. Cedarville now offers a B.S. in sport medicine and is actively pursuing a transition to offering an accelerated pathway from that degree to a Master of Athletic Training degree, pending approval by the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) and the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

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.

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.

CAATE Accredited Program

CAATE Accredited Program

Athletic Training Students

Yellow Jacket Athletic Training

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 recent graduates from the School of Allied Health were employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation.


Cedarville's athletic training quiz bowl team members Kaitlyn Tyms, Claire Barker and Jacob Curran holding the tournament plaque.

Best in Ohio in Athletic Training Competition

Students from Cedarville University’s athletic training program won the Ohio Athletic Trainers’ Association (OATA) Annual Student Quiz Bowl in November.
Dr. Ken Blood, associate professor of athletic training, shows how The Anatomage Table will provide a new and innovative way to learn human anatomy.

Human Cadaver Study Goes High Tech

Starting next spring, students in Cedarville University’s school of allied health will have access to a new interactive device that will allow them to understand the human body in a digital way.
Mike Weller teaching an athletic training class at Cedarville

Cedarville Stories Podcast: Greatness Redefined

Greatest of All Time, or G.O.A.T., is a familiar acronym in the professional sports world. But for Mike Weller, who’s had the chance to work with some of the most talented athletes in the world, greatness is defined in a very different way.
Professor Mike Weller instructing athletic training students in a lab.

Application Open For Master of Athletic Training

Cedarville University is now accepting applications for its Master of Athletic Training program through the Athletic Training Central Application System (ATCAS). This program will begin instruction in summer 2022.

Program Faculty

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Kenneth Blood, Ed.D.

Clinical Education Coordinator, Associate Professor of Athletic Training

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Mike Weller, M.S.

Associate Professor of Athletic Training

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  • Phone 937-766-3205
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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.

The program is rigorous and intense placing specific requirements and demands on the enrolled students preparing graduates to enter a variety of employment settings and to render care to a wide spectrum of individuals engaged in physical activity. The technical standards set forth for this program establish the essential qualities considered necessary for students admitted to this program to achieve the knowledge, skills, and competencies of an entry-level athletic trainer, as well as meet the expectations of the program's accrediting agency (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education [CAATE]). Additionally OSHA guidelines are followed very closely as documented in the Health and Safety Policy.

The ATP Handbook outlines the policies and requirements for students in the Athletic Training Program. 

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