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Athletic Training

 Athletic Training Students in class

We are pleased to announce that our Athletic Training Program completed its accreditation site visit during the 17-18 academic year and was awarded the full ten year accreditation approval!

The Athletic Training Program at Otterbein is a nationally accredited program through the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). This distinction means our program meets all the nationally recognized Standards for Accreditation of Professional Athletic Training Programs. Below you find more detailed information on both the BS in Athletic Training and the BA in Athletic Training.  

B.A. in Athletic Training

This program is designed to qualify the student to sit for the Board of Certification (BOC) National Exam, as well as prepare them for work in a clinical, high school, or industrial setting where the Bachelor of Arts degree is the highest degree earned.


The addition of statistics and a research design course also helps prepare the student for graduate school programs in exercise physiology, athletic training, physician's assistant, or other allied healthcare professions. You are encouraged to pursue postgraduate work, especially if collegiate and professional settings are aspired.

A double major in secondary education is also possible with the B.A. in Athletic Training. Those who choose to pursue the double major will most likely teach and perform athletic training duties in a secondary school.

B.S. in Athletic Training
This program is designed to qualify you to sit for the Board of Certification (BOC) National Exam. It also allows you to seek postgraduate education in science-demanding fields such as medicine, athletic training, or physical therapy. This program contains significant chemistry and physics components to help meet the prerequisites of such graduate programs.

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Program Contact

Dr. Joan Rocks, Athletic Training Program Director
Dr. Shelley Payne, Associate Professor
Charles Goodwin, Head Athletic Trainer
Danielle Kilboy, Assistant Athletic Trainer
Tom Josefowicz, Assistant Athletic Trainer
Joe Wilkins, Clinical Education Coordinator
Angelo Lamatrice, Physical Therapist  614-823-3507
Amanda Lusky, Graduate Assistant
Anthony Bartko, Graduate Assistant

Requirements and Standards

Careers in Athletic Training

Athletic Training Employment opportunities are quite numerous. In addition to the traditional job settings (high school, clinics, and college), athletic trainers are being hired in corporate/industrial settings, fitness centers, theater/dance facilities, physician's offices, emergency rooms etc. In fact, 50% of ATC's work outside of the traditional settings.

Resources for Athletic Training

Athletic Training Forms

Click here to be redirected to the forms page.

Checklist/Four Year Plan of Requirements for the Athletic Training Major

Prospective Students:  Information

Otterbein Athletics

/ Department of Health and Sport Sciences

Annette Boose
Rike Center
p / 614.823.3528
e / aharting@otterbein.edu


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