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Manchester University Athletic Training

NEWS RELEASE: Manchester Athletic Training Students go 9/10 on the 2013 BOC exam for a 90% pass rate


Manchester University offers a program of study leading to a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in athletic training. 

The educational program in athletic training has been nationally accredited since 2000, and graduates are eligible to take the Board of Certification (BOC) test. Successful completion of this test leads to the credential "ATC" (Certified Athletic Trainer).

The athletic training education program at Manchester University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education Programs (caate.net). The program is fully accredited through 2020-2021.

"The Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC ®) works with physicians and other medical personnel, employers, patients, parents, guardians, and athletic personnel in the development and coordination of efficient and responsive health care delivery systems. Athletic trainers are integral members of the health care team in secondary schools, colleges and universities,professional sports programs, sports medicine clinics, corporate/industrial, and other health care settings."1

1Standards and Guidelines, Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education Programs (CAATE)

Competitive Nature

Manchester University offers a competitive admission process for the athletic training major.  A 5:1 student to approved clinical instructor ratio is observed, thus admittance into the major is necessarily limited by the number of Preceptors involved within the program, graduating seniors from the previous year, and student attrition.  If the number of qualified applicants exceeds the number of clinical spaces an objective means of making admissions decisions will be employed.  Please see the ATEP Program Director for further explanation if needed.

Mission Statement

The purpose of the Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP) at Manchester University is to prepare qualified entry-level Athletic Trainers for the profession of Athletic Training. Through a nationally accredited professional curriculum which includes both classroom and clinical, "hands-on" education, and which is within the framework of the liberal arts emphasis of Manchester University, the Athletic Training Education Program endeavors to prepare individuals who are educationally well-rounded, critical thinkers, good citizens, and professionally active, as well as competent allied health professionals.

Goals and Objectives

  1. To produce quality Athletic Training professionals for potential employment in a variety of health care settings.
  2. To prepare students to pass the BOC certification examination through CAATE-accredited educational program
  3. To promote professional and ethical conduct at all times in accordance with the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Code of Ethics
  4. To provide exemplary classroom and clinical learning environments in which students can develop the appropriate cognitive and psychomotor educational competencies and clinical proficiencies for an entry-level Athletic Training professional
News & Events

- Manchester University Athletic Training would like to invite any and all local athletic trainers to listen to Tim Demchak PhD, ATC on Therapeutic Benefits of GRASTON & Laser Therapy on May 1st, 2014 in the PERC from 7-9PM. 2 FREE CEU's will be awarded to those who attend the entire lecture/lab. Please RSVP to jabeer@manchester.edu with your name, BOC number, phone number and address by noon on May 1st.

- Congratulations to Jacob Meyer, Senior ATS, on his acceptance of a GA position at Grand Valley State University for next fall.

- Congratulations to Jillian Bower, Senior ATS, on her acceptance of a GA position at Defiance College for next fall.

- Congratulations to Christina Gonzalez, Senior ATS, on her acceptance into Indiana Weslyn University graduate school for advanced athletic training next fall.

- Congratulations to Elizabeth Miller, Alum, on her new position as a GA with Gannon University in Erie, PA while working towards her Masters Degree in Sport & Exercise Science.

- Manchester University Athletic Training wants to thank Bryan Bourcier PT, ATC from Parkview Sports Medicine for speaking last night on Manual Therapy Techniques. You can find his powerpoint and handout linked here.

- Manchester University Athletic Training travels to Florida for Spring Break.

-Congratulations to Alum, Erica Hedges, on her new position as a Head Athletic Trainer.

- Congratulations to Alum, Anden Hormann, who recently passed the BOC exam to become a Certified Athletic Trainer

-Concussion Awareness: On The Field & In The Classroom Presentation (Sept 12th, 2013) Speicher Room

-Congratulations to RJ Wilson, Shelby Morphew, Rob Perry, and Jillian Bower on their presentations at IATA this fall. Please click on the names to see their presentations.

-Congratulations to Jeff Beer and the Athletic Training Progam for receiving the Bill Cramer Award through Cramer Sports. This is a $2,000 award the program will use to enhance the professional development of our students.

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Athletic Training Student of the Month


Jillian Bower

Hometown: Kokomo, IN

Clubs: Member of Women's Tennis Team & MUATC

Preceptor Assignment: Women's Softball

Future Plans: Attend Graduate School / GA Position






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