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"The individual attention given each student in the LMU Athletic Training Education Program allows him or her to develop the confidence, skill, and knowledge to succeed."

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Athletic Training

To inquire about this program:
Dr. Celest Weuve | 423.869.6840 |

One of the goals of LMU's athletic training program is to expose students to as much of the athletic training profession as we possibly can. Because we are continually adding new affiliate sites and clinical instructors, you'll get practical experience in athletic training beginning very early in your education and you'll work with a young and innovative staff that is excited about teaching. This focus sets us apart from many other programs and ensures that our graduates are ready for the ever-growing field of athletic training.

Degree Offered

Bachelor of Science

Special Features

LMU's program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (caATe), with the next site visit scheduled during the 2014-2015 academic year.

3 Year Aggregate Board of Certification Pass Rates

Course Information

Required courses for the major are:
Foundations of Athletic Training Clinical Introduction to Athletic Training
Musculoskeletal Anatomy for Athletic Training Practicum I in Athletic Training
Sports Emergency Care Evaluation I: Upper Extremity& Lower Extremity
Anatomy and Physiology Practicum II in Athletic Training
Preventative Techniques in Athletic Training Therapeutic Modalities
Practicum III in Athletic Training Psychosocial & Cultural Considerations in Exercise
Evaluation II: Axial Skeleton Physiology of Exercise
Practicum IV in Athletic Training Administration of Athletic Training
Rehabilitation of Athletic Injuries Kinesiology and Biomechanics
Kinesiology and Biomechanics Practicum V in Athletic Training
Fitness and Conditioning for Athletic Training Fitness and Conditioning for Athletic Training
Practicum VI in Athletic Training Medical Considerations in Sports Medicine

Curriculum Information

The athletic training program requires a wide range of courses both in the major and in related fields.

Clinical Rotations

LMU has established several affiliate sites which offer students clinical rotations with high school and collegiate athletics, physical therapy clinics and hospitals. Internship opportunities exist with Tennessee Orthopedic Clinic (TOC), Tri-State Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation and Claiborne County Hospital and Rehabilitation Services.

Career Opportunities

With your degree, you can work as a physician extender or as an athletic trainer in a clinic, hospital, high school, college, or professional sports. Numerous positions are also available as a graduate assistant.

Graduate & Professional Schools

Our graduates have continued their education at institutions throughout the region, including:
  • Arkansas State
  • Indiana State
  • Lincoln Memorial University
  • Ohio University
  • United States Sports Academy
  • University of South Alabama

Alumni Success

In addition to going on to graduate school, medical school, and chiropractic school, LMU's athletic training alumni run their own businesses and work as athletic trainers for high schools, clinics, and athletic equipment companies. Many also pursue careers as college instructors, collegiate athletic trainers, and athletic training education program directors.

Clubs & Organizations

LMU's Athletic Training Student Association provides athletic training majors with a variety of opportunities to get involved on campus and the community, such as our Athletic Training Student Olympics.

Departmental Awards

Each year departmental awards are given to recognize outstanding student achievement in academic and clinical performance.
  • Athletic Training Student of the Year
  • Athletic Training Student Newcomer/Rising Star Award
  • ATEP Academic Award
  • Athletic Training Student Leadership Award
  • Athletic Training Student Clinician of the Year

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Scholarships are available from the Tennessee Athletic Trainers' Society, Southeast Athletic Trainers Association, National Athletic Trainers' Association, and Lincoln Memorial University.