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

About the Program

On May 20, 2015, the Strategic Alliance of Athletic Training including the Board of Certification of Athletic Training (BOC), The Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) and the NATA Foundation determined that the professional degree for Athletic Training be a master’s level degree. Therefore, the athletic training, as a profession, is in transition from being delivered at the bachelor's level to the master’s level.

Effective spring of 2018, the Athletic Training Program at MidAmerica Nazarene University, is voluntarily withdrawing accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) for the Bachelors of Science in Athletic Training. Due to this decision, MNU is no longer accepting students into the Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training major. Instead, students will pursue a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with a Pre-Athletic Training concentration, preparing them for a Master’s of Athletic Training in a program of their choosing.

For more information on the Pre-Athletic Training major contact Chris Crawford, Athletic Training Program Director at 913-971-3694 or

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


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 Here

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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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. Currently, the program has been placed on probation for Standard 30: program does not have the minimum required number of full-time faculty members. The program has chosen to Voluntarily Withdraw its Accreditation effective July 31, 2021. The program will remain on probation through effective date of Voluntary Withdrawal of Accreditation.