Athletic Training

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About the Program

The Sterling College Athletic Training Program was developed to assist and nurture the spiritual, intellectual, physical and emotional growth of students into the field of athletic training. It is our goal to meet the needs of the students with active clinical participation, classroom instruction and interpersonal relationships.

Once a student enters into the athletic training program, that student becomes part of the athletic training family at Sterling College. With high expectations and rigorous educational standards, it is our objective to produce the finest Christ-minded and servant leadership-orientated athletic trainers in the country.

What Can I Do With This Major?

Athletic training is practiced by athletic trainers, health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to optimize activity and participation of patients and clients. Athletic training encompasses the prevention, diagnosis and intervention of emergency, acute, and chronic medical conditions involving impairment, functional limitations and disabilities. The student, after successful completion of the program, is eligible for the Board of Certification Exam to become a certified athletic trainer. After passing the exam, possible job opportunities include: clinic outreach, secondary schools, college, professional, hospital, NASA, military, industrial and educational athletic training settings.

Sample Courses


The Sterling College Athletic Training Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education, a nonprofit organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

Additional Resources


Pete Manely
Director of Athletic Training;
Associate Professor of Athletic Training;
Co-Chair of the Exercise Science Department;
Erin Laudermilk
Associate Professor of Athletic Training;
Clinical Coordinator;
Co-Chair of the Exercise Science Department
Jason Coles
Head Athletic Trainer
Adjunct Instructor
Nicole Glasgow
Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer
Allen Jeter
Assistant Athletic Trainer
Adjunct Instructor