Athletic Training

CUAA’s Athletic Training program prepares undergraduate students for the National Athletic Training Association Board of Certification Examination. Our Athletic Training facilities are located in our new Stadium Clinic and state-of-the-art Field House Clinic. Graduates who pass their board examination find exciting and rewarding careers in a wide range of industries from professional sports to the performing arts.

The CUAA Advantage

  • An Athletic Training degree from CUAA offers you more than a diploma. It offers you:
  • Two new state-of-the-art facilities that serve a dual purpose of educating you in a classroom setting and putting your skills to good use in a clinical setting
  • Six semesters of practicums beginning your sophomore year
  • 19 NAIA athletic programs on campus
  • Many on-campus activities that build leadership skills
  • A curriculum that integrates a Christian faith component and educates the whole person: mind, body and spirit

Degree Details

Years to complete: 4

Program Highlights

Your Athletic Training education begins your freshman year so you can start working toward your career goals from the very start.

Learning Outcomes

Students gain experience under the direct supervision of a Certified Athletic Trainer in the areas of:

  • Injury/illness prevention and wellness protection
  • Clinical evaluation and diagnosis
  • Immediate and emergency care
  • Treatment and rehabilitation
  • Organizational and professional health and well-being

Career Paths

Upon graduating and passing your board examination, you will be qualified to work in:

  • Medical clinics
  • Physician extenders
  • Hospitals
  • Industrial/occupational settings
  • Corporate settings
  • Colleges and universities
  • Secondary schools
  • School districts
  • Professional sports
  • Performing arts
  • Military and law enforcement
  • Health/fitness clubs
  • Amateur/recreational/youth sports


Athletic Training coursework covers an extensive range of topics including classes in Anatomy & Physiology, Exercise Physiology, Biomechanics, Weight Training, General Psychology, and Advanced Injury Management.

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