Majoring in Athletic Training at the University of Central Missouri gives students the opportunity to learn through real world experiences by training in the classroom and in the field. Students have the opportunity to work with the UCM athletic trainers as well as many other professional organizations.
The University of Central Missouri is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The program has been placed on Probation as of February 1, 2019, by the CAATE, 6850 Austin Center Blvd., Suite 100, Austin, Texas 78731-3101
The Athletic Training Program at the University of Central Missouri has a long and storied tradition of providing excellent healthcare to student athletes while providing the best educational opportunities for the athletic training student.
The new Dr. Ronald "Doc" Van Dam Athletic Training Facility boasts 6,000 square feet for classrooms and student learning labs, rehabilitation/reconditioning equipment, a physician examination room along with the main athletic training room utilized by UCM staff athletic trainers.
Additional on-campus athletic training facilities utilized by the Athletic Training Education Program are located at the football stadium, south recreation, and the Multipurpose Building.
UCM's Athletic Training Education program has established Clinical relationships with local high schools, regional hospitals, primary-care physician's offices, orthopaedic physician offices, outpatient physical therapy clinics, and professional organizations including Major League Baseball (Kansas City Royals- Urban Youth Academy).
The Athletic Training Program (ATP) is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education. In the Spring of 2007, the Athletic Training Program at UCM received initial accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Programs (CAATE). We successfully completed our five year review, with continued accreditation through 2023.
Click to view caATe approval notification letter.
As a way of getting more involved with your education program, you can join the Athletic Training Student Association (ATSA)! ATSA meets once a month, 7:00 in NM 114 on the second Monday of the month. Throughout the semester, we also host several events from fundraising to club bonding. We are an organization that works towards promoting and furthering the Athletic Training profession and the betterment of our program through conference attendance, career promotions, volunteer opportunities, and leadership development. There are multiple ways to get involved in the organization through taking up a leadership position in the organization as well as working on different committees throughout the year. ATSA is a great organization that has helped to produce great leaders that come through the organization.
The student to faculty ratio at UCM is 20 to 1, which allows professors to get to know students and provide personalized attention.
In addition to a wide a range of academic and professional experience, 90 percent of the department's faculty members have earned doctorates in their fields. Active research, workshops and seminars keep faculty members current in their disciplines.
Winners of this year's Ronald VanDam Scholarship
Students Participating in UCM's Homecoming Parade
Athletic training students gathered together to participate in this year's Homecoming Day Parade
UCM Green Dot In-Service
Students in the Athletic Training program participated in a Green Dot in-service day to educate themselves on sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking in the community.
With the help of Dr. Glover, the athletic training students participated in a regularly scheduled spine-boarding in-service day to keep their skills fresh!
The athletic training program has the benefit of having quality facilities across campus and throughout the community to ensure the best educational opportunities possible for its athletic training students. On the UCM campus, the main athletic training room is currently located in Morrow/Garrison with satellite athletic training rooms located at the football stadium, the Multipurpose Building, and at the South Recreation Complex. The athletic training students will also be placed in clinical rotation at Central Family Medicine (offices of the UCM team physicians) and area high schools, and various other locations. Visit our preceptor profile link on the Student/Faculty Profiles tab to see a complete list of clinical sites.
Front Row (left to right): Matthew Oliphant, Lindy Moncado, Kaitlyn Edison, Allie
Scates, Leah Harold, Makenna Veale, Gary Williams Atito, Mckenzie Higgins, Corie Williams,
Middle Row (left to right): Winnie Wilson, Tommy Chun, Kelly Warford, Alyssa Scholl, Haskel Buford, Dustan Barnett, Zach Hopkins, Keyen Braughton, Stephen Sattler, Joshua Allman;
Back Row (left to right): Katherine Reeves, Jessica Goetz, Shelby Murrell, Amber Simpson, Yoshihiro Kojima, Mitchell Wilhoit, Malik Green, CayCee McKinney, Hally Nelson.
Click to download the current student handbook.
The mission of the UCM Athletic Training Program is to provide the highest quality of professional preparation that promotes the development of future athletic trainers. In so doing, the UCM Athletic Training Program will provide an environment conducive to learning, instill the desire for academic excellence, and foster a spirit of professionalism.
The charge of UCM undergraduate athletic training program is to provide a comprehensive, progressive education and clinical foundation to prepare the multi-skilled professional for a career in athletic training. By embracing the following goals and objective, the collective missions of the University of Central Missouri, Department of Nutrition & Kinesiology, and the Athletic Training Program may be fulfilled.
Goal #1: To provide students with the opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills needed for an entry-level position as a Certified Athletic Trainer.
Goal #2: To integrate classroom knowledge with clinical practice.
Goal #3: To prepare athletic training students for their future roles in the health care of the physically active within the allied health community.
Goal #4: To provide an open and receptive learning environment in both didactic and clinical settings
Goal #5: To provide athletic training students with the necessary knowledge to remain current in the athletic training profession and be a life-long learner
Standalone High Schools (high schools affiliated with another site are listed with that site)
AT 1611: Introduction to Athletic Training Lab I - $50.00
AT 1625: CPR/AED and First Aid for the Healthcare Provider- $53.00
AT 2611, Orthopedic Assessment Lower Extremity Lab III - $77.00
AT 2621, Orthopedic Assessment Upper Extremity Lab IV - $13.00
AT 3620, Clinical Athletic Training Lab V - $91.00
AT 3631, Therapeutic Rehabilitation Lab- $42.00
AT 1610 Introduction to Athletic Training (2) The course is designed to acquaint the first year athletic training major with all aspects of the athletic training profession. Corequisites: AT 1611 and AT 1620. FA.
AT 1611 Introduction to Athletic Training Lab I (1) Introduction to clinical athletic training emphasizing basic pre-professional skills sets. Corequisite: AT 1610. FA.
AT 1620 Responding to Emergencies for the Professional Rescuer (3) Accident, injury and illness situations for immediate first-aid, and legal parameters involved in emergency care. Certification in CPR/AED for the professional Rescuer and First-Aid is attained. Corequisites: AT 1610 and AT 1611. FA.
AT 1630 Foundations of Athletic Training (2) Provide the athletic training student with the foundation needed to recognize the cause of injuries, effectively manage injuries, and to prevent injuries from occurring. Prerequisites: AT 1610, AT 1611, and AT 1620. SP.
AT 1631 Foundations of Athletic Training Lab II (1) Provide the athletic training student with the clinical foundations to recognize the cause of, prevention of, and management of injuries. Prerequisites: AT 1610, AT 1611, and AT 1620. Corequisite: AT 1630. SP.
AT 1640 Medical Terminology (1) Terminology, note writing, and documentation techniques in sports medicine. A treatment cycle will be introduced. Prerequisites: AT 1610, AT 1611, and AT 1620. SP.
AT 2610 Orthopedic Assessment: Lower Extremity (2) Common types of orthopedic/sports dysfunctions to the lower extremity. Viewpoints include: etiology and mechanism of injury, pathology, recognition and evaluation techniques, protocols, and prevention. Prerequisites: AT 1610, AT 1611, AT 1620, AT 1630, AT 1631, AT 1640, and PE 1800. Corequisite: AT 2611. FA.
AT 2611 Orthopedic Assessment: Lower Extremity Lab III (1) Evaluation of orthopedic injuries and conditions occurring to the lower extremity. Prerequisites: AT 1610, AT 1611, AT 1630, AT 1631, AT 1640, AT 1650, and PE 1800. Corequisite: AT 2610. FA.
AT 2620 Orthopedic Assessment: Upper Extremity (2) Common types of orthopedic/sports dysfunctions to the upper extremity will be discussed including mechanism of injury, pathology, recognition and evaluation techniques, protocols, and prevention. Prerequisites: AT 1610, AT 1611, AT 1630, AT 1631, AT 1640, AT 1650, AT 2610, AT 2611, PE 1800 and PE 2850. Corequisites: AT 2621 and PE 2800. SP.
AT 2621 Orthopedic Assessment: Upper Extremity Lab IV (1) Evaluation of orthopedic injuries and conditions occurring to the upper extremity. Prerequisites: AT 1610, AT 1611, AT 1630, AT 1631, AT 1640, AT 1650, AT 2610, AT 2611, PE 1800 and PE 2850. Corequisite: AT 2620. SP.
AT 2630 Therapeutic Modalities (3) The theoretical knowledge for the clinical application of therapeutic modalities. Principles of the physiological effects and therapeutic indications and contraindications with application of these modalities. Prerequisites: AT 1610, AT 1611, AT 1620, AT 1630, AT 1631, AT 2620, and AT 1640. Corequisites: AT 2610, AT 2611, and AT 2631.
AT 2631 Therapeutic Modalities Lab (1) Students will apply the techniques and clinical skills related to the application of therapeutic modalities. Prerequisites: AT 1610, AT 1611, AT 1620, AT 1630, AT 1631, AT 1640, PE 1800, and PE 2850. Corequisites: AT 2610, AT 2611, and AT 2630.
AT 2640 Introduction to Therapeutic Exercise (1) An introduction to therapeutic exercise, program design and implementation, and progression for exercises and conditions in the active population. Prerequisites: AT 1610, AT 1611, AT 1630, AT 1631, AT 1640, and PE 1800.
AT 3620 Clinical Athletic Training Lab V (2) The application of athletic training skills and professional practice related to the clinical setting. Prerequisites: AT 2610, AT 2611, AT 2620, AT 2621. FA.
AT 3630 Therapeutic Rehabilitation (2) Theoretical knowledge in the clinical application of rehabilitation programs, physical examinations, therapeutic exercises, open and closed chain exercises, muscle reeducation, special therapeutic techniques including aquatic therapy. Prerequisites: AT 1610, AT 1611, AT 1620, AT 1630, AT 1631, AT 2620, AT 2621, AT 2630, AT 2631, PE 2850 and PE 2800.
AT 3631 Therapeutic Rehabilitation Lab (1) Clinical skills relating to the rehabilitation of athletic injuries. Prerequisites: AT 1610, AT 1611, AT 1620, AT 1630, AT 1631, AT 2620, AT 2621, AT 2630, AT 2631, PE 2850 and PE 2800.
AT 3640 Clinical Athletic Training Lab VI (2) The application of athletic training skills and professional practice related to the clinical setting. Prerequisites: AT 2610, AT 2611, AT 2620, AT 2621, and AT 3620. SP.
AT 3650 Sport and Exercise Pharmacology (2) Discuss medications and their impact upon the active population. Issues in ethical concerns and legal implications will be addressed. Prerequisite: junior standing. FA.
AT 4610 Clinical Athletic Training Lab VII* (2) The application of athletic training skills and professional practice related to the clinical setting. Prerequisites: AT 2610, AT 2611, AT 2620, AT 2621, AT 2630, and AT 2631. *Not available for graduate credit. FA.
AT 4620 Clinical Athletic Training Lab VIII* (2) The application of athletic training skills and professional practice related to the clinical setting. Prerequisites: AT 2610, AT 2611, AT 2620, AT 2621, AT 2630, and AT 2631. *Not available for graduate credit. SP.
AT 4630 Organization and Administration of Athletic Training* (3) Legal issues, budget and inventory management, facility designs and maintenance, daily supervision, scheduling, and administration of the athletic training facilities will be addressed. Prerequisites: AT 1610, AT 1611, AT 1620, AT 1630, AT 1631, AT 2620, AT 2621, AT 2630, AT 2631, AT 3620, PE 2850 and PE 2800 *Not available for graduate credit. SP.
AT 4640 Senior Seminar in Athletic Training (2) Culminating experiences for senior level athletic training students focusing on current topics in the Athletic Training Profession and career development issues. Prerequisite: senior standing. SP.
AT 4650 Human Disease Lab for Athletic Training* (1) Clinical practice in patient care using instrumentation and hands-on application in performing differential assessments of common disease states and medical conditions for the Athletic Training Student. Prerequisite: PE 2850 or BIOL 3402. Corequisite: HED 4370. *Not available for graduate credit.