The Athletic Training Program prepares students for careers as allied-health professionals and prepares them for the National Athletic Trainers' Association Board of Certification examination, leading to certification and the credential of certified athletic trainer. Students in this program study the concepts and skills to properly manage the healthcare problems associated with physical activity. In cooperation with physicians and other healthcare personnel, the athletic trainer functions as an integral member of the healthcare team in secondary schools, colleges and universities, professional sports, sports medicine clinics, and other healthcare settings. It is a cooperative program housed in the Department of Food, Nutrition, Dietetics and Health, with support from the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics.
Kansas State University’s Athletic Training Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) located at 6850 Austin Center Blvd., Suite 100, Austin, TX 78731-3184. The program will have its next comprehensive review during the (2019r-2020) academic year.
Our undergraduate Athletic Training Program at Kansas State University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The program is currently applying to the CAATE for a change in level of degree.
We have responded to the accreditation requirements and are transitioning our program to a Master of Science degree, which was approved by the Kansas Board of Regents in the Fall of 2017. In the Fall of 2018, freshmen will be advised through our pre-Athletic Training program to work toward admission into our new graduate degree program.