School of Nursing & Kinesiology

Athletic Training Major

Steve Risinger with athletic trainersThe Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP) at Anderson University has a rich history. It was started in 1977 and was first accredited in 1989. The ATEP is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). CAATE accreditation is a requirement for students and recent graduates to sit for the National Board Certification exam, allowing them to become certified athletic trainers. The diverse lessons learned while in the ATEP prepare students for entry not only in careers in athletic training but a variety of allied health professions. As the first private college in Indiana with an accredited program, we have a vast network of sports medicine professionals among our alumni.

The ATEP at AU is centered in the Gaither Sports Medicine Center located in the Kardatzke Wellness Center. The ATEP has a wide range of therapeutic equipment available to use for educational purposes and injury care, including six electrical muscle stimulation/ultrasound combination units, TENS units, hydrocollators, cold pack unit, and paraffin bath. In addition, this facility boasts a SWIMEX water rehabilitation pool, a Biodex computerized, state-of-the-art isokinetic testing and rehabilitation device, exercise bikes, upper arm cycle, stepper, various resistance and proprioceptive devices, and access to a weight room facility that houses a wide variety of machines and free weights.

Not only will Anderson University prepare you for the certification exam, our ATEP will also prepare you for a life of professional service to physically active individuals. Come join a growing and continually advancing program and start your career in a rewarding allied health profession.