Culver-Stockton College offers a bachelor's of science degree with a major in athletic training, which is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). Successful completion of this program will provide eligibility, for students to take the Board of Certification examination. Learn more about the bachelor's of science degree with a major in athletic training on the athletic training academic programs page.
Policy for Athletic Training Student Participation
in Intercollegiate Athletics:
Many students who come to Culver-Stockton College and declare a major in Athletic Training are also interested in participation in intercollegiate athletics. The Athletic Training Education faculty and staff are committed to encouraging students to take advantage of co-curricular activities available on campus. They are also dedicated to ensuring that all athletic training students meet the requirements for the Athletic Training Education Program and that clinical experiences are of the quality to enable students to become skilled health care professionals. Because the clinical component of the Athletic Training major is significant, conflicts often occur between the student’s sport and their opportunity for clinical experiences. This is especially so during afternoons, evenings, weekends and during non-traditional competitive seasons. For this reason, the following guidelines have been established to help students accomplish both:
- The guidelines will be provided to students upon their application to the program. A student’s decision to participate in intercollegiate athletics will not factor into the admission decision for the Athletic Training Education Program.
- Students admitted into the Athletic Training Education Program may participate in intercollegiate athletics.
- Athletic Training Students shall limit intercollegiate athletic participation to one team (unless appropriate accommodations can be made by additional sport and/or the student may complete an additional academic year).
- Athletic Training Students who participate in intercollegiate athletics will participate in the traditional competitive season ONLY.
- Athletic Training Students who participate in intercollegiate athletics will fulfill the same didactic and clinical requirements as other students prior to graduation. Early planning will be critical for the student to graduate on time.
- All Athletic Training Students are required to have an equipment intense clinical experience (football, ice hockey or men’s lacrosse). Students have two options for completing this requirement:
- Atr 202 – Equipment Intense Clinical Experience, which typically involves fall football, but may involve a sport mentioned above. This may have obvious implications for fall sport athletes.
- Atr 203 & 204 – Equipment Intense Clinical Experience Alternates I & II, which may involve spring football, one of the sports mentioned above, or a combination thereof.
**With either option, students must complete a minimum of 80 clock hours as required to complete this clinical rotation(s).
Any questions regarding policies should be directed to the athletic training education program director.