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Athletic Training


The Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP) is committed to provide both academic and clinical education for athletic training majors. The 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).

The Department of Kinesiology, Nutrition, and Recreation is still educating undergraduate Athletic Training Students. The Athletic Training Program accepted its last cohort of undergraduate athletic training students in the Spring of 2020. No new undergraduate athletic training student’s applications will be considered for admission after May 2020. Southeast Missouri State University is currently accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), 2001 K Street NW, Third Floor North, Washington, DC 20006 USA. The program has chosen to Voluntarily Withdraw its CAATE Accreditation effective May 30th, 2023. ). The Athletic Training Program (ATP) has begun the process of planning a Master of Science in Athletic Training Degree. If you have any questions regarding the Athletic Training Program, please contact Dr. Kyle Schneider, Program Director of Athletic Training, at or (573) 651-5193

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
  • Have the opportunity to attend state and national conferences for the profession of athletic training  Work with the most up-to-date therapeutic modalities and rehabilitation equipment in both laboratory and clinical settings.

What You'll Study

  • HL111 Introduction to Health Management
  • HL231 Fitness Conditioning
  • HL251 Introduction to Athletic Injuries
  • HL265 Therapeutic Modalities

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Internships & Career Opportunities

  • Excel Sports
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  • St. Francis Sports Medicine
  • ProRehab
  • ESPN Wide World of Sports
  • NovaCare
  • River City Rascals

Graduate School Opportunities

  • University of Oklahoma
  • Lindenwood University
  • Alabama State University
  • SIU-Carbondale
  • Oklahoma State University
  • University of Florida
  • Northwestern State University
  • Missouri Baptist University
  • Wichita State University
  • Carson-Newman University


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