Athletic Training

Athletes come in all forms—from the high school football quarterback, to the middle-aged marathon runner or professional soccer star and everything in between. All athletes work hard to succeed no matter their skill level, but many inevitably find themselves on the sideline, working through injuries. Athletic trainers are the healthcare professionals working to prevent, evaluate, manage and rehabilitate the injuries that occur in physically active people.
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About the Athletic Training Major

Carroll University’s Athletic Training major prepares you for a career in healthcare to help people stay active and healthy even when sports-related injuries occur. You’ll learn how to effectively provide care for others as you interact with patients of all ages and abilities in a variety of areas. You’ll gain valuable experience when you apply what you’ve learned in the classroom through hands-on experience working with our athletic teams and internship opportunities. This combination of intensive coursework and practical clinical situations develops our students into well-rounded and knowledgeable professionals ready for employment or graduate school.

Your classroom experience will include time spent in our new, state-of-the-art, Michael and Mary Jaharis Science Laboratories, including the study of the human body in our cadaver laboratory. Though athletic trainers work externally to prevent and treat injuries, this unique opportunity provides you with excellent foundational knowledge in human anatomy and adds to your qualifications and experience. You’ll also spend a considerable amount of time learning in the field from professional athletic trainers while completing your undergraduate degree. During practicums you’ll be placed in local high schools or work with our NCAA Division III teams to provide care for athletes in a supervised setting.

In your final semester you’ll participate in a required 14-week internship and fully immerse yourself working full time in the profession. With help from faculty, you’ll choose an internship that allows you to succeed and fits your career goals best. Our students have worked all over the country in high schools, rehabilitation clinics, Division I institutions and performing arts organizations among others.

All of these experiences will help grow your network and allow you to make connections in the community as you begin your job search.

Accreditation

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Carroll University’s Athletic Training program is a CAATE accredited program. Carroll University received its initial accreditation in October 2003. The mission of the CAATE is to provide comprehensive accreditation services to institutions that offer athletic training degree programs and verify that all CAATE-accredited programs meet the acceptable educational standards for athletic training education.

Athletic Training Program Admission

Carroll University will no longer accepts freshman direct admit students into its Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training program. The institution is in the process of developing an entry-level Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) program and subsequently will seek Higher Learning Commission and the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) approval. 

The anticipated first cohort in the MSAT program is fall 2020, contingent on receiving accreditation approvals.

Students interested in pursuing an entry-level MSAT degree may gain acceptance via one of the following options:

Internships

We help you build real world experience, explore careers and network with professionals through internship opportunities. Recent placements include the following companies:

  • Pittsburgh Pirates
  • Select PT/ESPN Disney Wide World of Sports
  • University of Wisconsin Green Bay
  • University of Minnesota
  • Northwestern University
  • University of Denver
  • Arizona State University
  • University of Arizona
  • Aurora Healthcare
  • ProHealth Care
  • Ascension Healthcare

Careers

College is a big investment in a bright future. Learn more about the industries and careers our majors pursue, and the workplaces and experiences of the alumni from our program. See where yours may take you.

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“I've always had an interest in healthcare and a passion for sports.”
— Nathan Schaefer '18
 

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Program Outcomes

 
2015-16
2016-17
2017-18
3-Year Aggregate
 Number of students graduating from program who took exam
2015-16:9
2016-17:8
2017-18:24
3-Year Aggregate:41
 Number of students who passed BOC exam on the first attempt
2015-16:8
2016-17:7
2017-18:21
3-Year Aggregate:36
 Percentage of students who passed the BOC on the first attempt
2015-16:89%
2016-17:88%
2017-18:88%
3-Year Aggregate:88%
 Number of students who passed the BOC regardless of number of attempts
2015-16:9
2016-17:7
2017-18:21
3-Year Aggregate:37
 Percentage of students who passed the BOC regardless of number of attempts
2015-16:100%
2016-17:88%
2017-18:88%
3-Year Aggregate:90%

Retention and Graduation Rates

 
2015-16
2016-17
2017-18
3-Year Aggregate
 Number of students admitted to the professional phase of the program
2015-16:9
2016-17:8
2017-18:29
3-Year Aggregate:46
 Number of students who have been admitted to the professional phase of program who return to continue their studies the following fall
2015-16:9
2016-17:8
2017-18:26
3-Year Aggregate:43
 Student Retention Rate (%)
2015-16:100%
2016-17:100%
2017-18:89.6%
3-Year Aggregate:93.4%
 Number of students who graduated from the program
2015-16:9
2016-17:8
2017-18:23
3-Year Aggregate:40
 Student graduation rate
2015-16:100%
2016-17:100%
2017-18:79%
3-Year Aggregate:87%

Employment Rates

 
2015-16
2016-17
2017-18
3-Year Aggregate
 Number of students employed as AT
2015-16:7
2016-17:7
2017-18:14
3-Year Aggregate:28
 Student employment rate as AT (%)
2015-16:78%
2016-17:88%
2017-18:61%
3-Year Aggregate:70%
 Number of students employed as other
2015-16:0
2016-17:0
2017-18:1
3-Year Aggregate:1
 Student employment rate as other (%)
2015-16:0%
2016-17:0%
2017-18:4%
3-Year Aggregate:2%
 Number of student not employed
2015-16:0
2016-17:0
2017-18:5
3-Year Aggregate:5
 Student not employed rate (%)
2015-16:0%
2016-17:0%
2017-18:22%
3-Year Aggregate:12%

Meet the Faculty

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Abigail Fredrickson M., D.O.

Clinical Assistant Professor of Athletic Training / Physical Therapy
Dr. Jamie Krzykowski

Dr. Jamie Krzykowski

Clinical Associate Professor / Athletic Training Program Director
Thomas Pahnke

Thomas Pahnke

Dean of the College of Health Sciences and Clinical Associate Professor of Athletic Training, Exercise Physiology and Physical Therapy
Lacey Runyon

Lacey Runyon

Clinical Assistant Professor of Athletic Training—Clinical Education Coordinator
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