Athletic Training

If you feel passionate about athletics, and have an interest in physical recovery and rehabilitation, CMU’s Athletic Training major will take you where you want to go. Through this major, you will make a positive difference in the lives of those you treat as you prepare for a fulfilling and in-demand career.


This program is offered at the following locations:

Residential Campus

About This Program

Central Methodist University’s academic programs are constantly evolving in an effort to match employers’ expectations. Currently in the process of transitioning to a master’s-only degree, the Athletic Training program at CMU prepares students for vast success in their professional careers – delivering the extensive training and expertise top employers seek.

In May 2015, the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) and the Commission on Athletic Training Education (CAATE) agreed to establish the professional degree in athletic training at the master’s level. This means that baccalaureate programs will no longer be allowed to admit, enroll, or matriculate students after fall 2022. In light of this decision, CMU is transitioning its current Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training program to an entry-level Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) program.

The program has received all university approvals and is in the process of applying to the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and the CAATE to allow for approval and a transfer of accreditation to the MSAT program. Since fall 2017, CMU has no longer accepted freshman cohorts for the athletic training bachelor’s degree program.

 The Athletic Training major specializes in the field of sports medicine and will prepare you to become a health care professional. You will focus on many different areas including prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of emergency, acute, and chronic medical conditions. These conditions can involve impairment, functional limitations, and disabilities.

As a CMU Athletic Training major, you will have opportunities to:

  • become a link between athletic programs and the medical community
  • enhance your skills while taking classes such as Human Anatomy, Care and Prevention of Athletic injuries, First Aid and CPR Lab, Rehabilitation Techniques, and Physiology of Exercise
  • take part in hands-on learning during projects, labs, athletic events, clinicals, and internship opportunities
  • receive the preparation needed to take the next step into graduate school
  • build a skill set that prepares you for a career in high school, college and professional athletics, health care facilities, the military, and more

Degrees Available

Admission Requirements

Admission to CMU is selective. Our admission staff carefully reviews and evaluates each application on an individual basis. Please review all requirements prior to applying for admission.

CMU Admission Requirements