Athletic Training Program
Whitworth University's nationally accredited athletic training program will provide you with a strong foundation in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries and illnesses in a variety of settings. Employment of athletic trainers is projected to grow 21 percent between 2012 and 2022, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Whitworth's accelerated dual-degree option allows you to earn your bachelor's degree and M.S. in athletic training, as you benefit from a liberal arts education and gain specialized expertise in athletic training. The intensive full-time format of the program gives you the opportunity to integrate coursework and clinical experience, resulting in both eligibility and excellent preparation for national certification. If you've already completed your bachelor's degree, the MSAT can be completed in two years of full-time study.
In order to become a certified athletic trainer (ATC), you must pass the national Board of Certification (BOC) exam and maintain state licensure.
Whitworth 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 2023-2024 academic year.
National guidelines going into effect in 2022 require all new athletic trainers to earn a master's degree. Whitworth University is leading the change in Washington state by establishing its master's-level program early so you can stay ahead of the curve.
- Whitworth's is the only accredited program at a liberal arts university in the state of Washington.
- More than 90 percent of Whitworth's athletic training students pass the national Board of Certification (BOC) exam on their first attempt.
- Whitworth's program has been nationally accredited since 1999.
- Whitworth offers hands-on clinical experience and opportunities to travel.
The Whitworth Athletic Training Program is nationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education and strives to graduate athletic trainers who are not only good clinicians, but who embrace Whitworth's mission, engage in servant leadership and practice holistic healthcare.
The program is designed to prepare students to complete the BOC exam and achieve their goal of becoming certified athletic trainers. We believe that our BOC exam results showcase the success of this preparation.
For BOC pass rates, graduation and employment rates, click here.