Athletic training is about more than getting people back in the game. It’s about health care for life and sport.
The Athletic Training major at Bethel will prepare you to become a Certified Athletic Trainer. We’ll show you how Christian faith influences you as a practitioner who helps prevent injuries, responds to emergencies, and helps active individuals recover from injuries or medical conditions.
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Intregrating Faith with Sports Medicine
Our Athletic Training Program (ATP) prepares graduates for careers in sports medicine as Certified Athletic Trainers or to continue on to other medical fields. Students learn to integrate their Christian faith and biblical principles with the disciplines of athletic training to develop a heart of service that takes a holistic approach to care. You’ll also learn the important skills of empathetic care, critical judgment, interpersonal and group communication, and cooperation with other healthcare professionals or school staff so you’re prepared for a successful career.
0 full-time faculty
0% pass rate for the national athletic training certification exam since 2012
Our students can complete clinicals in universities; high schools; prominent sports medicine and orthopedic clinics; and even professional sports and major events.
Exceptional instructor to student ratios
Exceptional instructor to student ratios. Small class sizes allow students to receive more professional feedback and individualized instruction in classroom and clinical experiences.
Principles and ethics
We develop excellence in professional practice and conduct and adhere to the national association’s code of ethics and standards of practice.
Student and professional networking
Enhance your specific area of study and gain a network through interaction with professionals in healthcare and the Bethel University Student Athletic Training Society.
Help with employment
We actively pursue relevant educational opportunities and help students break into the field through our department’s wide network of contacts.
I felt unqualified for what God was calling me to. Bethel encouraged me to become qualified.Melissa Nikovics '15
Grad School: Bethel University M.A. in Counseling Psychology
Bethel faculty prepared me for thoughtful and loving service to a diverse world that Jesus loves. Bethel faculty provided not just helpful information but also an unforgettable example. I highly recommend the Jesus-looking, well-rounded education received through Bethel University.Lloyd Latty '14
Grad School: University of Minnesota Foundation
What can I do with a degree in Athletic Training?
The Athletic Training major at Bethel prepares graduates to become Certified Athletic Trainers or other allied health professionals.
Our graduates are prepared to work as:
- Certified Athletic Trainers in professional sports, colleges, secondary schools, hospitals, and other settings
Areas of Study
Our graduates have gone on to study:
- Post Professional Athletic Training
- Exercise Physiology
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Physician Assistant
- Chiropractic Medicine
Our graduates have gone on to study at:
- Mayo School of Physical Therapy
- Auburn University
- University of Oregon
- University of Minnesota
- University of Iowa
- Des Moines University School of Medicine
- University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
- Indiana State University