Athletic Training

AT - Athletic Training course descriptions



John Roslien (chair & program director), Leslie Duinink, Shelli Green (clinical coordinator), Frank Neu, David Pavlat, Pam Richards, Jake Schubert, Sara Shuger Fox, Katelin Valster


Statement of philosophy

The athletic training program will provide health science experiences in collaboration with health professionals enabling athletic training students to master the competencies and proficiencies necessary to be competent, professional entry-level athletic trainers. Athletic training education will occur within the liberal arts framework and the mission of Central College. This will occur through interactions with staff, faculty, preceptors, professionals and peers within the college and the Pella community.

The Athletic Training Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) through the 2019-2020 academic year. Students wishing to prepare for the Board of Certification (BOC) examination and become a BOC certified athletic trainer (ATC) must complete the Athletic Training major prior to May 2022.

The primary objective of the Central College Athletic Training Program is to prepare entry-level athletic trainers for future challenges. Athletic training program students are provided with clinical experiences that develop and enhance their skills. These experiences are an extension of the academic classroom and allow students to master clinical proficiencies and competencies


Admission to the Athletic Training Program 

Students may no longer apply for admission or transfer into the Athletic Training program.

Major Communication Skills

Communication skills from the athletic training department indicates students have achieved college level mastery in both the written and verbal domain. Communication skills will be assessed during AT 223, AT 323, AT 472, and AT 423. Any students assessed as needing further development will be referred to the program director for a prescriptive plan to improve their communication skills.


Athletic Training Major Requirements (59 credits)

  1. Complete all of the following:
    AT 152 Introduction to Athletic Training (1)
    AT 223 Level 1: Clinical Rotation I (2)
    AT 224 Level 1: Clinical Rotation II (3)
    AT 272 Athletic Injury Assessment: Lower (3)
    AT 273 Athletic Injury Assessment: Upper (3)
    AT 323 Level 2: Clinical Rotation I (3)
    AT 377 Therapeutic Modalities (3)
    AT 378 Therapeutic Interventions (3)
    AT 379 Organization and Administration of Athletic Training (2)
    AT 380 Athletic Training Pharmacology (1)
    AT 423 Level 3: Clinical Rotation I (3)
    AT 424 Level 3: Clinical Rotation II (2)
    AT 472 Medical Conditions for the Athletic Trainer (3)
    EXSC 111 Essentials of Human Anatomy and Physiology with lab (4)
    EXSC 149 Foundations of Health and Exercise Science (3)
    EXSC 151 First Aid and Sports Injuries (3)
    EXSC 254 Human Anatomy and Kinesiology with Lab (4)
    EXSC 257 Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription (4)
    EXSC 334 Sports Nutrition (4)
    EXSC 460 Exercise Physiology (3)
    EXSC 461 Exercise Physiology Lab (2)