Athletic Training Major
The athletic training major* prepares you to become a certified athletic trainer as you develop your critical-thinking skills, receive hands-on training, and gain tons of field experience.
*Final class for the athletic training major to be accepted Fall 2016.
A Lively and Engaged Learning Community
Our challenging curriculum combines classroom, lab and a progressive clinical education experience. Because our athletic training program is extremely selective, you’ll find yourself among other bright and intellectual students who like to ask the tougher questions and pursue the more complicated answers. Small classes mean you get extra attention from your professors who are there to guide you, mentor you, and push you to excel as you pursue a Bachelor of Science in athletic training.
Learn the Ropes and Discover Connections
At Truman, you apply information you learn in the classroom and labs to hands-on situations involving real patients and athletes. We have two athletic training clinics, and you start working with varsity athletics your first semester and obtain clinical experience with Truman’s 20 varsity sports teams. You will discover even more ways you can make a difference through intellectual pursuits that include research, professional conferences, study abroad, and student organizations.
Check out our Athletic Training Major FAQ for more answers to your questions about this exciting pursuit.
Our Graduates Succeed
Our program is accredited by the CAATE. Upon graduation, 100% of our students are employed or enter into graduate programs in athletic training. Our program prepares you to sit for the athletic training Board of Certification (BOC) exam, and upon passing the exam, you will be a certified athletic trainer.
To become a certified athletic trainer, you must pass the national BOC exam. Truman is very proud of our students' performance on this exam. See the table below to learn more about our success.
|Academic Year||Number of Students||Pass Rate on First Attempt||Overall Pass Rate|
|2015-2016||7||6:7 or 86%||100%|
|2014-2015||8||7:8 or 88%||88%|
|2013-2014||3||3:3 or 100%||100%|
|2012-2013||5||5:5 or 100%||100%|
|2011-2012||4||4:4 or 100%||100%|
The national average for first-time test takers is 82.5%.
Our program prepares you to work in a variety of settings, such as:
- professional sports teams
- large universities
- high schools
- performing arts
- physician offices
8 July 2016 | 5:06 pm
Alyssa Duffy graduated from Truman State in May 2012 with a BS in Exercise Science. During her time at Truman, she worked as a Research Assistant for Dr. Mayhew and presented her research at two different national conferences. Alyssa went on to study at Northern Illinois University, where she was awarded a full tuition scholarship and worked […]
8 July 2016 | 4:55 pm
Michelle Boyd has been recognized as the Division II Head Athletic Trainer of the Year by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) and was inducted into the Missouri Athletic Trainers’ Association (MoATA) Hall of Fame. Boyd was honored at the annual NATA Convention in Baltimore as the Division II Head Athletic Trainer of the Year. […]