Health Sciences & Athletic Training

A student is taught by Dr. Jay Hoffman how to tape a shoulder with Kinesiology tape 


The Athletic Training Program (ATP) at Culver-Stockton College will be a distinguished educational leader, recognized for producing exceptional professionals and academic scholars in the athletic training field.


The mission of the Culver-Stockton College ATP is to professionally prepare students of promise for successful careers and advanced studies in athletic training.  The ATP is a supportive learning community that prepares students for a dynamic allied health care market, within a CAATE-accredited experiential learning curriculum. Gain practical skills and useful knowledge to pursue a career in the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries. In congruence with Culver-Stockton College’s mission of providing a supportive learning community, students should expect:

  • exceptional and challenging education with personal attention and directed mentorship
  • opportunities beyond the traditional boundaries of the classroom, while fostering professional growth and intellectual curiosity
  • outstanding and diverse clinical education experiences encompassing a wealth of allied-health professions and settings


The ATP is committed to producing students that understand, demonstrate, and value competency mastery, a diverse skill set and experiences, and a commitment to service leadership in their communities and the athletic training profession.

  • Competent- competency mastery will be reflected in the ATP’s emphasis on repetition, rigor, and accountability to ensure students are prepared for the BOC exam and professional practice
  • Skilled- diverse skill set and experiences will be reflected with a focus on obtaining external certifications (such a Graston Technique, Kinesio Taping, and others) and experiencing travel (Olympic Training Center, Ireland, and others) to increase professional marketability and improve patient care
  • Committed- commitment to leadership experiences will be reflected in volunteering in the community and attending professional association functions, allowing students to promote the profession and enhance professional networking

Culver-Stockton will no longer be accepting freshman cohorts. Any student entering C-SC with the desire to pursue an AT degree must graduate by May 2020 and must be enrolled in the program for no less than two years. Culver-Stockton is providing a Health Sciences degree with a track in Health Promotion (corporate wellness, fitness, kinesiology/exercise science) and a track in Rehabilitation Science (pre-athletic training, pre-physical therapy, pre-chiropractic).

Students interested in pursuing the Athletic Training degree should refer to the Master of Athletic Training program.

The Culver-Stockton College (C-SC) Athletic Training Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). 

C-SC Rranked #1 in Missouri as Best College for Employment according to Zippia, Inc.


Admission Requirements and Standards
Clinical Participation
Continuing Participation Training
4-year Suggested Degree Plan
Program Outcomes & Pass Rates

Download the Handbook

For more information, contact:

Jay Hoffman
Associate Professor, Department Chair of Athletic Training & Health Sciences and Athletic Training Program Director
Phone: 573-288-6534


The mission of Culver-Stockton College is to prepare students of promise for a dynamic world through our distinctive experiential curriculum within a supportive learning community founded upon the best values of faith and the human spirit.

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