Competition can include injuries. As an athletic trainer (AT), you’ll be one of the first on the scene, quickly assessing the injury and either providing immediate care or referring the athlete to a physician. The goal, of course, is a fast—and safe—return to play. Northwestern College’s athletic training program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education ( CAATE)*.
Transition to graduate program (MSAT)
The undergraduate athletic training program is transitioning to a Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) program, expected to start in May 2020. Incoming and current undergraduate students may choose any major, but exercise science and biology-health professions at Northwestern offer great preparation for the graduate-level AT program.
Guaranteed application process for Northwestern College graduates
Northwestern College graduates who complete all application materials and meets all admissions criteria will be granted a guaranteed spot in the Northwestern College’s MSAT Program.
Northwestern graduates who have taken the Board of Certification examination for athletic trainers have proven the excellence of our program. In the last two years, our BOC exam pass rate has been 100%.