MNU’s Athletic Training program is one of the few nationally accredited programs in the Midwest, recognized by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). At MNU you will integrate academic knowledge and clinical education in eight major areas: evidence-based practice, prevention and health promotion, clinical examination and diagnosis, acute care of injury and illness, therapeutic interventions, psychosocial strategies and referral, healthcare administration, professional development and responsibility.
As a student, you’ll have access to a state-of-the-art health and fitness complex in MNU’s Cook Center, including a
large basketball/volleyball arena, two practice gyms, a fully equipped weight room, treatment and taping tables and simulation labs and studio. You also have access to 2,000 square feet of facilities at MNU's Olathe Medical Center Athletic Training Room, with equipment for injury treatment and physical rehabilitation as well as access to our high-tech SwimEx Aquatic Therapy Pool, all located right in Cook Center.
As an athletic training major, you may be eligible for the Wayne Dance Memorial Scholarship, along with several additional Athletic Training scholarships.
"Studying Athletic Training at MNU has been a blessing in disguise. Not only have I learned the practical skills to become a healthcare provider, but I have learned the virtue and reward of hard work and serving others."
“As an athletic trainer, I’ve never ever been bored. I love sports and I love medicine so I get to combine these two things with my love of helping people. I enjoy being a servant to others, and this is a great career that combines all of these things.”
David “DC” Colt, EdD, ATC
Athletic Training Program Director and associate professor.
Our professors are professionals and scholars with clinical licenses at the highest levels in their field. They have professional experience as therapists, teachers and athletic trainers. Professors actively engage in scholarly research and service learning projects that are applicable to the classroom setting.
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