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Athletic Training

Because of heightened degree requirements for athletic trainers, Bethel has developed a new 5-year Biokinetics-to-Athletic Training track to efficiently prepare students to become Certified Athletic Trainers. 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.

Why should I study athletic training at Bethel?

The undergraduate Athletic Training program at Bethel 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. The last undergraduate cohort is expected to graduate in May 2021. Bethel is no longer accepting students into the undergraduate Athletic Training major, but incoming students can pursue a M.S. in Athletic Training through the new 3-2 B.A.-M.S. track (pending institutional approval). 

Bethel has long prepared 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.

Condensed undergraduate coursework, and a robust program of hands-on learning experiences within Bethel's state-of-the-art labs and in local clinical settings, prepare students to become fully-credentialed athletic trainers in as few as five years. Find out about Bethel's B.A. in Biokinetics program and how it efficiently prepares students for the M.S. in Athletic Training.

What can I do with this degree?

Bethel has an excellent track record in preparing students for careers in athletic training. Find out more about our program accreditation and outcomes. For current students, view our technical standards and communicable disease policy.