The Athletic Training program at Wilmington College is one of the oldest and largest programs in the state of Ohio. Our reputation for producing quality graduates reaches far and wide. Established in 1978 by WC Athletics Hall of Fame member, Roger Tewksbury and Medical Director, Dr. John Turba, the athletic training program at WC has a long and impressive history of producing high quality ATCs.
Our program prepares you 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.
When it comes to networking and job placement, our students have a unique advantage over others due to the large number of WC graduates in the profession and the notable positions our graduates hold. Many of our grads work as head athletic trainers for college and professional sports teams, while others continue their education and become medical doctors, physician’s assistants, physical therapists, college professors and teachers.
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.
Wilmington College has been extremely successful in preparing students for certification. Over 250 Wilmington graduates are now Certified Athletic Trainers practicing in a variety of employment settings. The success rate of Wilmington College graduates on the BOC exam has consistently surpassed the national average for passing the test on the first attempt.
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.