Athletic Training Program (ATP)

2013-2014 Athletic Training students and faculty
Our athletic training program (ATP) provides students with an outstanding educational foundation to be successful within the athletic training profession. The athletic training students (ATS) of our program are an integral component of the sports medicine services we are able to deliver to the NCAA Division II athletes of Augustana College.

Diverse Clinical Education Program

Through our diverse clinical education program, ATS participate in supervised hands-on clinical experiences with our Clincial Preceptors (CPs) in the following settings

  • high schools
  • colleges
  • family practice and orthopedic/sport medicine clinics

Additional Clinical Experience Opportunities  

  • team physicians
  • chiropractic clinics
  • human performance programs
  • semi-professional teams

Board of Certification Examination/Employment Opportunities

Upon the successful completion of our ATP, students will:

Career Opportunities for Certified Athletic Trainers (ATCs)

  • sports medicine clinics
  • high schools
  • colleges and universities
  • human performance programs
  • industrial settings
  • professional sports teams                                

Certified Athletic Trainers

Certified athletic trainers are highly qualified health care professionals who are educated and experienced in delivering health care services to physically active patients. Certified athletic trainers work closely with physicians and other allied health professionals on a daily basis. A certified athletic trainer's duties include:

  • providing risk management and injury prevention
  • assessment and evaluation
  • emergency and acute care
  • rehabilitation 
  • health care administration

Academic Preparation

Our athletic training program (ATP) is housed within the department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER). Students are required to complete 60 academic credit hours within the HPER department in addition to meeting the general education requirements of the College. Our ATP curriculum is a three-year sequenced didactic (classroom) and clinical education program that is designed to ensure that our ATS have the knowledge and skills necessary to become successful within the athletic training profession.

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Mission Statement
Program Goals
Educational Objectives
Course Credit Hours (PDF)
Course Sequencing (PDF)
Student Costs