NATA-REF Student Challenge Winner 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014
98% of graduates currently employed in the field or pursuing graduate education
100% first time BOC pass rate 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
100% of graduates have become Certified Athletic Trainers
98% first time BOC pass rate 2010-Present
11 NCATA Scholarship Winners 2006-Present
12 MAATA Scholarship Winners 2008-Present
19 NATA Foundation Scholarship Winners 2006-Present
TRANSFER STUDENTS MUST CONTACT PROFESSOR JILL MANNERS, ATHLETIC TRAINING PROGRAM DIRECTOR, IMMEDIATELY TO DISCUSS SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS FOR SUMMER ENROLLMENT & PROGRAM COMPLETION.
Above: Athletic trainers carry out a field evaluation on a football player.
WCU offers a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Athletic Training. Fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), the professional program combines intensive classroom and clinical education.Provisional admission to the program occurs each year with an application deadline of April 10 (during the freshmen year) and August 10 (for transfers). Full admission to the program occurs each year with an application deadline of December 15. You must meet the following admission requirements for full admission to the program.
In the program, you’ll complete a rigorous education that combines didactic, psychomotor, and affective competencies and clinical proficiencies necessary to become a successful athletic trainer.
The focus of the Athletic Training Program is to promote critical thinking and problem solving in a hands-on curriculum which will expose you to a wide variety of clinical education opportunities.
The faculty and staff of Western's Athletic Training Program are committed to your success and to building strong, competent athletic training professionals.
Above: An athletic training student treats a student-athlete.