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.
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.
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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 certification exam. In the 2011-2013 academic years, 14 Truman students took and passed the BOC exam on the first attempt. Truman students have a 100% first-time pass rate on this exam! During this time period, no Truman student has re-taken this exam. The national average for first-time test takers is 82.5%.
Our program prepares you to work in a variety of settings, such as:
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