The Athletic Training Program (AT Program) at Sterling College began in the fall of 2001 and has seen many changes, much growth, and achieved initial accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) on July of 2006. In July of 2011 the AT Program was awarded continuing CAATE[PM1]  accreditation through the 2020-2021 academic year.

In May of 2015, the Strategic Alliance (a joint effort involving the Board of Certification (BOC), the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA), and the NATA Research and Education Foundation (NATA Foundation), made a public announcement noting that the profession of athletic training will move to the Master’s Degree for the professional degree level. With that announcement, the AT Program began the process of transitioning to a Master’s Degree entry level  program. The following statement describes the current accreditation status of the AT Program.