Frequently Asked Questions

What skills do I need to succeed in this major?

Students thinking about a major in athletic training should have a genuine interest in sports and science. They should be personable, be able to solve problems, communicate well, be organized, be adaptable, and be willing to work hard.

What opportunities are there for internships or other hands-on learning experiences?

Students complete hands-on clinical rotations with CMU sports, area high schools, sports medicine clinics, and a nurse practitioner. Professional internships are available based on availability and application. CMU athletic training students have completed internships in the NFL and MLB.

Who can I speak with for more information about this major?

For additional guidance and information about the Athletic Training major, contact CMU's Admissions Department at 660-248-6251, toll-free at 877-CMU-1854, or

To read more about this major, visit the Major Resources page provided through CMU's Career