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)
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 ACI’s 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.
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
- To produce quality Athletic Training professionals for potential employment in a variety of health care settings.
- To prepare students to pass the BOC certification examination through CAATE-accredited educational program
- To promote professional and ethical conduct at all times in accordance with the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Code of Ethics
- 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
BOC Exam Statistics 2012-13
April 2013 Exam
1st Time Test Taker 1st Time Pass 1st Time Pass Rate
6 Undergraduate 6 Pass 100%
4 Graduate 4 Pass 100%
|News & Events
- Congratulations to the following students on passing their 2013 BOC Exam.
-Congrautlations to Zack Boger on his acceptance to graduate school at Souther Illinois University for Exercise Physiology.
-Congratulations to Zach Dougal, Assistant Professor, on obtaining Chris Nowinski as a speaker for the MU campus. Chris is the author for a book focusing on concussions titled, Head Games: Footballs Concussion Crisis. For more information please click title.
-Congratulations to Makenna Hamilton, ATS) and Erin Foreman, ATC & Faculty mentor, on representing MU with a great poster presentation at IATA this past fall. To view this poster presentation please click HERE.
- Congratulations to Jeff Beer and Dr. Ryan Hedstrom, Alumnus, for receiving a foundational county grant to put on a youth triathlon on the MU campus for children 1st-6th grade to help fight childhood obesity.
-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.
- Congratulations to alumnus, Lauren Kalis, who has accepted a position as a Certified Athletic Trainer in Toano, Virginia with ATI Physical Therapy working primarily in the industrial setting.
- Congratulations to the Manchester University Athletic Training Club for bringing home the award for best club of the year for the 2nd straight year.
- Congratulations to senior Jordan Redding for accepting a graduate assistant position at Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland after graduation.
- Congratulationos to senior Mandy Scher for accepting a graduate assistant position with Ortho NorthEast at Indiana Tech University in Fort Wayne, IN after graduation.
- Congratulations to Nick Salupo for his acceptance into Medical School at Marian University in Indianapolis, IN after graduation.
- Congratulations to Peter Kowalczyk for his acceptance into Physical Therapy school at Midwestern University near Chicago, IL
- IATA Fall Annual Meeting October 26-28th, 2013 in Indianapolis, IN
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Athletic Training Student of the Month
Hometown: Columbia City, IN
MUATC & RA in East Hall
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Graduate school for MBA in Healthcare Management and graduate assistant within SportONE at Indiana Tech. Professional goal is to be a high school athletic trainer, and one day, teach high school health.