Exercise Science Department
Athletic Training Program
Paul Weihe (chair), John Roslien (program director), Leslie Duinink, Katelin Gannon, Shelli Green, Sara Shugar Fox, Cody Huisman, Frank Neu, David Pavlat, Pam Richards
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
Students may no longer apply for admission or transfer into the Athletic Training program.
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.