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Athletic Training

Athletic Training at Wilmington gets you ready for any training room. That’s because our students learn not only by going to class, but by rolling tape and doing clinical rehab work as early as freshman year.

The Athletic Training Major is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). After the last accreditation site visit Wilmington was granted the maximum ten-year accreditation period. The next accreditation site visit will occur in 2022. Students completing the degree program are eligible for the Board of Certification (BOC) examination to become Certified Athletic Trainers (ATC). Students are also eligible for the Ohio Licensing exam upon earning their ATC credentials.

Due to the highly individualized nature of this major, established ratios of clinical instructors to students, and the competitive secondary admission policy, all athletic training students are considered pre-professional during their first two semesters. After satisfactory completion of the pre-professional requirements, students are admitted to the professional phase of the curriculum. This includes advanced courses and clinical education. Wilmington’s AT curriculum surpasses the national standards for accreditation. The clinical program also provides a comprehensive and diverse field experience that helps students develop their hands on (clinical) skills.

Interview with Nick Kenney '94
Interview with Paul Sparling '81
NCAA Selects Wilmington College for Concussion Study


Wilmington is among 30 colleges and universities — most of which are Division I — named to the Concussion Assessment, Research and Education Consortium, which is gathering data for the study whose goal is to change concussion safety behaviors and the culture of concussion reporting and management.



The Center for Sport Sciences is NOW OPEN!

The 41,000 square-foot facility is not only home to WC’s nationally prominent athletic training program and other sport sciences, but also accommodates training for essentially all of the College’s 21 sports teams, in addition to giving students additional options for recreational activities. Furthermore, the Center hosts a one-stop shop for the area’s sports medicine needs as world class orthopaedic, physical therapy, chiropractic and hospital imaging services are all under one roof and available to the campus and greater communities.


Hands On Training

Jump into the training room in your first year. As a freshman, you’ll pair up with an upper class mentor and real world clinical work.


Get even more experience in competitions and internships. Wilmington competes each year in the Ohio Academic Quiz Bowl – and never fails to perform.


Learn and get career guidance from expert faculty members who know the training room inside out.

Careers & Outcomes

A degree in Athletic Training can lead to a rewarding and well-paying career in many fields and settings.

Job Settings:
  • Sports Medicine Clinics
  • High Schools
  • Colleges/Universities
  • Professional Sports
  • Strength Training and Conditioning Facilities
  • Military
AT Student Fees

 Throughout the AT program students will be charged lab fees during clinical practicum courses that will eventually equal $400.00 by the completion of the AT degree.  These lab fees cover lab material expenses, uniform and equipment expenses and NATA student membership.