Athletic Training

AT Students Wrapping Ankles

What is an Athletic Trainer?

Athletic training is recognized as an allied health care profession by the American Medical Association. 

A certified athletic trainer (AT) is a highly educated and trained professional who specializes in the prevention, recognition, management, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries. An AT works closely with physicians and other health care professionals in the total health care of the athlete. 

Certified athletic trainers are employed in secondary schools, colleges and universities, professional sports, clinics and hospitals, industrial settings, the military, as well as many others.

Progressing with the Profession

  • Earn a degree in Health Science or Biology (other options available)
  • Earn the prerequisites necessary for admittance into a Master’s of Athletic Training Program
  • Countless opportunities to observe and learn under certified athletic trainers working with any of our 16 athletic teams at Southwestern College
  • Benefit from additional athletic training courses taught by a certified athletic trainer
  • Opportunities to attend state, district, and national athletic training conventions
  • Begin networking with athletic trainers now
  • Athletic Training Scholarships are available 

"Right out of college, I got a job working as an athletic trainer at an orthopedic office. Though this is not a typical athletic training setting, the faculty at SC prepared me to be able to adapt to any environment and use my time management skills."

Kayla Demel, MS, LAT, ATC Class of 2017

Course Preview

  • Introduction to Athletic Training
  • Kinesiology
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries
  • Medical Terminology
  • Principles of Nutrition
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology

"The faculty at SC prepared me for my career by challenging me in many different ways. They put us in situations that allowed us to grow and learn. SC gave us the proper knowledge and framework to be successful upon graduation."

Craig Thurber, LAT, ATC Class of 2017 

4-Year Plan

Contact Us

For more information on our program, please contact Lisa Braun, MEd, LAT, ATC; Director of Athletic Training Education; 100 College Street; Winfield, 67156;  (620) 229-6226;

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