Deliver a high-quality athletic training education with a personal touch: That’s what we do.

The Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP) believes that a student’s clinical experiences should supplement a challenging athletic training core curriculum. The core curriculum is based on the required subject matter meeting Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) Standards and competencies set forth by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA). 

What You’ll Do  

  • Work alongside professionals in the field with an actual patient population. 
  • Be prepared for the Board of Certification exam. Southeast Missouri State University ATEP has a 78% first-time pass rate. 
  • Demonstrate an understanding of injury prevention, clinical evaluation and diagnosis, emergency care, treatment and rehabilitation, administration and organization. 
  • Get the opportunity to attend state and national athletic training conferences.  
  • Work with the most up-to-date therapeutic modalities and rehabilitation equipment in both laboratory and clinical settings. 

Get Funding for Your Education

Missouri’s opened the door to a more educated workforce. We want to help you walk through it. If you’re an adult learner and a Missouri resident returning to college, learn about the Fast Track Workforce Incentive Grant. It’s a statewide financial aid program that can be used to pursue a certificate, degree or industry-recognized credential in a high need area in Missouri. This major is eligible for the Fast Track grant.

Outcomes & Careers

  • 98%

    Successful Outcomes Rate

    98% of students in the Department of Kinesiology, Nutrition, and Recreation report being employed or furthering their education within six months of graduation. 

  • $52k

    Athletic Trainer

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean annual salary for an athletic trainer is $52,230. 

  • $47k


    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean annual salary for a coach is $47,100. 

  • $46k


    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean annual salary for an exercise trainer is $45,650. 


  • caATe Commission on Accreditation Athletic Training logo
  • Council on Accreditation: Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions logo
  • National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) logo
  • Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics logo

Getting the Job

Your education is just one piece to launching an extraordinary career. Once you’ve mastered the material, you still have to find the job you want, make the right connections, sell your knowledge and experience—and if all this is giving you anxiety, don’t panic. SEMO’s Career Services office is here to help you with the next step. They’ll provide the expertise and support you need, so you’re landing your dream job in no time.

Become a Redhawk.

Do more than dream about the future. Take the first steps to make it all happen.

Office Location
Parker Hall 216
Mailing Address
One University Plaza, MS 7650
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701