Athletic Training

atAthletic Training is a specialized field of sports medicine and is practiced by health care professionals who work with physicians. Athletic training encompasses the prevention, diagnosis, and intervention of emergency, acute, and chronic medical conditions involving impairment, functional limitations, and disabilities. It provides a major link between the sports program and the medical community. 

The Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training at Central Methodist University is accredited by CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education). The CAATE acCAATEcredited undergraduate program in athletic training is designed to prepare students for the Board of Certification Examination (BOC) and to prepare students for an entry level career in the prevention, evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries. The program will provide, through a liberal arts based education, the didactic and clinical experiences required and set forth by CAATE.


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Kim Wilson, MEd, LAT, ATC
Assistant Professor of Athletic Training, Athletic Trainer

Jill Pratte, MS, LAT, ATC
Associate Professor and Clinical Education Coordinator

Rick Sage, MS, LAT, ATC
Assistant Professor of Athletic Training, Athletic Trainer

Wade Welton, MS, LAT, ATC
Associate Professor, Athletic Training Program Director