Athletic Training

Bachelor of Science

student using weight machine

WMU is no longer offering an undergraduate degree in athletic training.  Current students will graduate from an CAATE accredited athletic training professional program. Students interested in a Professional Master's degree can look to WMU's exercise science program as an alternative degree path to assist with admission requirements for graduate athletic training programs.

Program overview

The athletic trainer is an allied healthcare professional that specializes in the prevention, diagnosis and immediate care of injuries as well as the rehabilitation and reconditioning of acute and chronic medical conditions and injuries. Athletic training professional program courses are a combination of lecture and hands-on skills labs that provide the foundation of knowledge which is applied directly to clinical education experiences. The program offers a diverse and cooperative clinical education environment that includes the University's Intercollegiate Athletics Department of Athletic Training as well as several off-campus clinical education sites. All components combine to prepare the student for the Board of Certification (BOC) examination and a professional career as an entry-level athletic trainer.

Why athletic training at WMU?

The athletic training program at WMU...

  • is a CAATE accredited program that allows student to sit for the BOC examination after graduation.
  • provides a hands-on and practical education that students use immediately.
  • individualizes clinical education experiences to prepare students for their future career goals.


Helpful links

Program costs

Board of Certification

Great Lakes Athletic Trainers' Association

Michigan Athletic Trainers' Society Inc.

National Athletic Trainers' Association

WMU Athletic Training Program facebook page