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Athletic Training

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 members, 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.

In addition to the Master of Science in Athletic Training (MS in AT) graduate degree, we also offer a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science with a Concentration in Pre-Athletic Training undergraduate degree. Our program has transitioned from a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training, to a Master of Science in Athletic Training, due to a decision by the Strategic Alliance for Athletic Training. Read more about this transition.

Pre-Athletic Training (BS in Exercise Science)


Hands-On Learning. Hands-On Living.

Our program prepares you for any athletic 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, sports medicine professionals, college professors and higher education administrators.


The Wilmington College Athletic Training program is currently accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), 6850 Austin Center Blvd., Suite 100, Austin, TX 78731-3101.

From Athletic Trainer to College President

President Trevor Bates was recently interviewed by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Student Leadership Committee.

2-Year Option

(MS in AT)

This option is for students with a Bachelor’s degree who are interested in pursuing a Master of Science in Athletic Training (MS in AT).

The application period for the inaugural fall 2021 cohort will be available late fall 2020 through spring 2021. The athletic training program begins in August.

MS in AT Curriculum

5-Year Option

(BS + MS in AT)

This option is for students who are pursuing a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Exercise Science with a concentration in pre-athletic training at Wilmington College, who are interested in continuing on to pursue a Master of Science in Athletic Training (MS in AT).

Pre-Athletic Training Curriculum


WELCOME FROM Provost Erika Goodwin, Ph.D., At, ATC

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
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