The Athletic Training major embraces Albion College's vision when theory and techniques presented in the classroom evolve into practical experience.
It is the mission of the Albion College Athletic Training Program to meld the mission of Albion College with the accreditation requirements of the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) in order to produce graduates that will successfully pass the Board of Certification (BOC) examination. This melding is also purposeful so that the graduates of our program may be active participants in carrying out the mission of the NATA.
Our program is nationally accredited by CAATE. The Albion Athletic Training Program is a student-driven program that provides a strong educational background through diverse clinical and educational experiences. Through the academic and clinical education, students will obtain the confidence to make appropriate decisions in all aspects of the athletic training profession. Opportunities to work in conjunction with allied health care providers allow for students to grow personally and professionally in our teamwork-oriented environment. Problem solving and creative thinking will be emphasized through mentoring, didactic and clinical processes, in a manner that will facilitate mastery of life-long learning in athletic training and other allied health professions. STudents will graduate from our program prepared for graduate studies, a career in the athletic training profession or pursuit in a related allied health career.
- Produce competent, professional and ethical Athletic Trainers.
- Provide students with a superior education to maintain a first time passing rate of the BOC above the national average.
- Provide a wide variety of clinical experiences to ensure career readiness.
- Encourage evidence-based practice by utilizing a multitude of resources to enhance student learning.
- Emphasize personal growth and development, accountability and respect.
Our graduates will have an 80% first time, 3-year aggregate pass rate of the BOC exam.
The newly renovated facilities within Albion College's sports complex support the course work of the Athletic Training major. Students in the Athletic Training major obtain hands-on experience in the operation and prescribed uses of all rehabilitation equipment and therapeutic modalities.
A separate application is required for entry into the Athletic Training Program and it can be completed by students accepted into Albion College during their first semester. Upon successful completion of the accredited Athletic Training Program, students are eligible to take the BOC examination to become a certified Athletic Trainer.
Albion College is a member of the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) and NCAA Division III. The Athletic Training Faculty and Staff provide practice and game coverage for the 20 intercollegiate athletic teams including:
- Swimming and Diving (M/W)
- Soccer (M/W)
- Track (M/W)
- Cross Country (M/W)
- Tennis (M/W)
- Volleyball (W)
- Golf (M/W)
- Basketball (M/W)
- Lacrosse (M/W)
Athletic training students are able to obtain clinical observation hours and gain practical athletic training experience by assisting the certified athletic trainers in practice and event coverage. Practical experiences in athletic training may also be obtained in high schools, other colleges and universities, sports medicine clinics, physician offices and with professional sports organizations. Some off-campus travel is required. In addition, athletic training students may have opportunities for surgical observations, allied health care professional interactions, and applied research possibilities. The curriculum offers a valuable background for students interested in pursuing careers in other health professions, including but not limited to, human medicine (M.D., D.O.), physician assistant, and physical therapy.