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 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.
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
|News & Events
- Congratulations to 2014 graduate, Alissa Niswonger, on accepting a GA position with Arkansas Southern. She will be working with Football and Baseball while overseeing summer athletic camps.
- Congratulations to alum, Matthew Layman, on finishing his Masters degree and GA coaching position with Heidelberg University. Matt graduated with an MA in Education and is currently looking for a position that may invovle athletic training, teaching and coaching opportunities.
- Congratulations to another successful summer athletic training camp in 2014.
- Congratulations to the following students for passing the BOC exam on their first attempt. Jacob Meyer, Jillian Bower, Christina Gonzalez, Alissa Niswonger, Shelby Phillips, Makenna Hamilton, Britney Hodges, Rob Perry, Caitlin Wong, Alexis Holthues, and Ryan Geraghty
- 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.
- Manchester University Athletic Training would like thank Tim Demchak PhD, ATC for speaking on Therapeutic Benefits of GRASTON & Laser Therapy on May 1st, 2014.
- Congratulations to the following students for presenting in the annual Deans Research Symposium at Manchester University. Their presentations are linked to their names. Rob Perry, McKenzie Williams, Shelby Morphew, RJ Wilson, Maureen Lund & Mark Sexton
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Athletic Training Student of the Month
Hometown: Kokomo, IN
Clubs: Member of Women's Tennis Team & MUATC
Preceptor Assignment: Women's Softball
Future Plans: Attend Graduate School / GA Position