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Exercise Science & Athletic Training - About the Athletic Training Program


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