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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! 97% of recent graduates from the Department of Kinesiology and Allied Health were employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation.


 

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Program Faculty

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Tammy Abel

Associate Director of Enrollment Services

  • Location SSC 170C
  • Phone 937-766-6217
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Tim Abel

Event Manager

  • Location SSC 154 B
  • Phone 937-766-4475
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Brianna Ackerman

Resident Director for Maddox Hall

  • Location MX RD
  • Phone 937-766-7630
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Marc Agee

Collection Services Technical Assistant

  • Location LB 138
  • Phone 937-766-3467
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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.

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