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.
The undergraduate athletic training program will transition to a professional Master's degree (MSAT) program by summer 2018. This transition is being made in response to changes within the athletic training profession and in order to maintain a high-quality educational experience for athletic training students. We are no longer accepting students into the undergraduate athletic training program.We will begin accepting applications to the Master of Science in Athletic Training Program during the 2017-2018 school year, to begin the program Summer of 2018.
For further information, please contact Dr. Pete Manely, Director of the Athletic Training Program.
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.
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.