Athletic Training

School of Behavioral and Health Sciences

College of Education and Health Professions

Park University’s Athletic Training Education Program is accredited by CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education). The major provides students with a variety of courses and practical experiences related to the prevention, care, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries. Students must submit a formal application to be admitted to this program. Acceptance is based on a minimum overall grade point average, success in designated professional courses, recommendations, athletic training competencies and proficiencies, and a minimum completion of observational hours under the direct supervision of a Certified Athletic Trainer. Upon completion of the Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training, students are eligible to take the Board of Certification exam.

The Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) is a highly educated and skilled health care professional recognized by the American Medical Association. In cooperation with physicians and other health care personnel, the athletic trainer functions as an integral member of the health care team in a wide array of work settings including: high schools, colleges, and universities, sports medicine clinics, professional sports, health clubs and many other employment settings.