Athletic Training professionals care for athletes, in the prevention, diagnosis, and intervention of emergency, acute, and chronic injuries and medical conditions.

About the Program

Certified athletic trainers are recognized by the American Medical Association as allied healthcare professionals who "provide a variety of services, including injury prevention, assessment, immediate care, treatment, and rehabilitation after physical injury or trauma". Athletic Trainers collaborate with physicians and other members of the healthcare community to optimize the activity and normal function of patients and clients.

YOU WILL LEARN

In the MNU Athletic Training program 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

Upon completion of the Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training, you are eligible to take the BOC examination. After successfully passing this exam, you will officially be recognized as a certified athletic trainer, ATC. Our program is one of the few nationally accredited programs in the Midwest.

SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE

As an athletic training major, you may be eligible for the Wayne Dance Memorial Scholarship, along with several additional Athletic Training scholarships.

For more information on the athletic training major contact Chris Crawford, Athletic Training Program Director at 913-971-3694 or cpcrawford@mnu.edu.

Top Notch Facilities

As a student, you’ll have access to a state-of-the-art health and fitness complex in MNU’s Cook Center.

Bell Family Arena
Bell Family Arena seats more than 1,000 fans and is home court for men’s and women’s basketball and volleyball.
Dixon weight room
Dixon weight room houses Strength & Conditioning, used by all MNU athletic teams and student trainers.
The Athletic Training room
The Athletic Training room is a hub for hands-on training; student athletes receive a variety of services here.
SwimEx Aquatic Therapy pool
Our SwimEx Aquatic Therapy pool is located in the Athletic Training room.
Sports Lab taping room
Classes in Cook Center have a hands-on approach to prepare students for working in the field.
Athletic trainer on football field
Athletic Training students are assigned to work on the field with MNU athletic teams.
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Your Future

Careers

Touching every aspect of athletic training, you could become a(n):

  • Athletic Trainer for Professional Sports
  • Collegiate Athletic Trainer
  • Secondary School Athletic Trainer
  • Performing Arts Trainer
  • Military or Law Enforcement Trainer
  • Industrial Workplace Trainer

Employers & Internships

Some of our recent Athletic Training grads have landed internships or jobs at:

  • Kansas City Chiefs – Athletic Trainer – Seasonal Internship
  • Research Medical Center – Outreach Athletic Trainer
  • Drisko, Fee, and Parkins – Clinical Athletic Trainer
  • University of Missouri, Kansas City – Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer
  • University of Tennessee, Chattanooga – Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer
  • Missouri Baptist – Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer

Related Majors

Other majors you may also be interested in learning more about:

Our People are the Difference

Small class sizes at MNU with faculty from a variety of athletic backgrounds enhance your overall learning experience.

You Can Succeed Hhere

Pioneer alumni are working in industries and cities around the world. During their time at MNU, they developed the skills and knowledge to succeed. Transformed by Christ to serve others – that’s real success.


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CAATE logoThe Athletic Training Program at MidAmerica Nazarene University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), 6850 Austin Center Blvd., Suite 100, Austin, TX 78731-3101, through the 2018-19 academic year.

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