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The Athletic Trainer is a qualified health care professional educated and experienced in the management of health care problems associated with sports participation. In cooperation with physicans and other allied health care personnel, the athletic trainer functions as an integral member of the athletic health care team in secondary schools, colleges and universities, professional sports programs, sports medicine clinics, and other health care settings.

The WSU AT Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) through 2016-2017 (verification: www.caate.net - search under "accredited programs".
Contact Information
Rebekah Bower
135 Wright State Physicians Building
(937) 245-7621


CONGRATULATIONS to the below listed athletic training students for making the Dean's List for fall semester. We had a GREAT showing with 25/54 or 46% of our students represented!

Andrea Barnett
Megan Gustin
Heather Herbst
Zack Hibberd
Nicole Holtkamp
Marissa McCollister
Tyler Pfahl
McKenna Warfel

Leah Afsarifard
Ryan Butler
Megan Davidson
Lucas Polley
Erin Poston
Jared Rush
Kristen Schroeder
Sarah Stauffer
Phillip Stover
Miranda Whip

HONORS (3.5+)
Sam Davis
Elizabeth Ellison
Jake Gilbert
Neil Greier
Jordan Holzfaster
Keenan Kidd
Danielle Workman

If you have recently moved or have announcements, please contact Rebekah Bower, Interim Program Director.


National Athletic Trainers’ Association
Great Lakes Athletic Trainers’ Association
Ohio Athletic Trainers’ Association
Desired WSU Athletic Training Program Outcome:

Students graduating from the WSU AT Program will be well prepared to enter the field of athletic training.

WSU Athletic Training Program Outcome Data:

1. Complete all AT Program coursework with a CGPA of 2.5 or better*

2. Complete all clinical hours and rotations*

3. Complete Expectation (skills) Contracts at each level*

4. Demonstrate progressive satisfactory Professional Development Evaluations*

*All 4 are required for graduation from the AT Program so 100% of graduates (2012-13, 2011-12, 2010-11) have completed these requirements.

5. Pass BOC Examination

2010-112011-122012-133 YR AGGREGATE
# of students graduating from program12101133
# of students graduating from program who took exam129829
# of students who passed exam on 1st attempt98724
% of students who passed exam on 1st attempt (70% min required)75.0088.8987.5082.76
% of students who passed exam on 1st attempt (national pass rate)60.7082.3080.29NA
# of students who passed exam regardless of # of attempts129728
% of students who passed exam regardless of # of attempts100.00100.0087.5096.55

6. Secure employment in AT setting, including graduate assistant positions
2012-13: 12 graduates; 3 employed in AT setting, 3 preparing to take BOC, 4 interviewing for AT employment, and 1 finishing pre-reqs for PA school
2011-12: 8 graduates; 6 employed in AT setting
2010-11: 13 graduates; 11 employed in AT setting, 2 in graduate school (PA, OT).

7. Complete Alumni Survey
2012-13: Results of the alumni survey.

Bachelor of Science in Education

The baccalaureate program in athletic training is a separate major within the Department of Kinesiology and Health in the College of Education and Human Services. In order to be eligible to apply to the AT Program, students should be accepted as degree-seeking students at Wright State University.

Course #
Course Title
Credit Hours

Unless specified below, visit www.wright.edu/semesters-advising/wright-state-core for a listing of CORE courses available in each CORE Element.
CORE Element 2: must include STT 1600
CORE Element 5: must include PSY 1010CORE Element 5: must include PSY 1010
CORE Element 6: must include CHM 1210, CHM 120L and KNH 2500

HED 1230Personal & Community Health3
KNH 2530Kinesiology4
KNH 2540Psychology of Sport3
KNH 2550Applied Exercise Physiology4
KNH 2620Nutrition for Fitness and Sport3
KNH 4110Fitness Assessment & Programming3
ATR 2610Basic Principles of Athletic Training4
ATR 2620Athletic Emergency Care4
ATR 2840Basic Skills in Athletic Training2
ATR 3020Strength and Conditioning in Athletic Training2
ATR 3030Therapeutic Exercise3
ATR 3600Therapeutic Modalities3
ATR 3610Assessment of Athletic Injuries I2
ATR 3620Assessment of Athletic Injuries II2
ATR 3840Lower Body Assessment Skills2
ATR 3850Upper Body Assessment Skills2
ATR 4610Organization and Administration in Athletic Training3
ATR 4620Advanced Concepts in Athletic Training3
ATR 4630Evidence Based Practice in Athletic Training3
ATR 4820Pharmacology for Athletic Training2
ATR 4840Advanced Rehabilitation Techniques3
ATR 4850Surgical Applications3
ATR 4860Medical Conditions in Athletic Training3
ATR 4870Athletic Training Internship10
ANT 2100Human Anatomy & Physiology I4
ANT 2120Human Anatomy & Physiology II4
BIO 1010Medical Terminology2
Total Hours: 127
Note: The Athletic Training curriculum is seven semesters in length. ATR courses are sequential beginning each Fall/Spring. These classes cannot be taken out of sequence.

Program information last modified Tuesday, 18th February, 2014 @ 01:32pm

Athletic Training Program Coursework
Fall Cohort
First Year*
Course Work ATR 2610 Basic Principles of AT
BIO 1010 Medical Terminology
ATR 2620 Athletic Emergency Care
ATR 2840 Basic Skills in AT
ATR 3020 Strength and Conditioning
KNH 2500 Basic Anatomy & Physiology
Second Year*
Course Work ATR 3030 Therapeutic Exercise
ATR 3610 Assessment of Athletic Injuries I
ATR 3840 Lower Body Assessment Skills
ANT 2100 Human Anatomy & Physiology I
ATR 3600 Therapeutic Modalities
ATR 3620 Assessment of Athletic Injuries II
ATR 3850 Upper Body Assessment Skills
ANT 2120 Human Anatomy & Physiology II
Third Year*
Course Work ATR 4610 Organization & Administration
ATR 4820 Pharmacology for Athletic Training
ATR 4840 Advanced Rehab. Techniques
ATR 4850 Surgical Applications
ATR 4620 Advanced Concepts in AT
ATR 4860 Medical Conditions in AT
KNH 2550 Applied Exercise Physiology
KNH 2530 Kinesiology
Fourth Year*
Course Work ATR 4870 Athletic Training Internship KNH 4110 Fitness Assessment &Programming
KNH 2540 Psychology of Sport
KNH 2620 Nutrition for Fitness & Sport
Spring Cohort
First Year*
After the first year, the spring cohort will follow the above schedule
Course Work ATR 2610 Basic Principles of AT
BIO 1010 Medical Terminology
KNH 2500 Basic Anatomy & Physiology
ATR 2620 Athletic Emergency Care
ATR 2840 Basic Skills in AT
ATR 3020 Strength and Conditioning

*To progress to the next year/level, students must meet the following requirements:

  • Complete that year's coursework with an average grade of B or better
  • Complete all ATR courses with a grade of C or better,
  • Demonstrate proficiency in all athletic training knowledge and skills

    Probation Policy
    If at any point an athletic training student's cumulative GPA (CGPA) falls below the required 2.5, he/she will be placed on probation for the following semester. During this semester the student may be required to:
  • Attend mandatory study tables for a minimum of four (4) hours weekly
  • Secure university tutoring services
  • Reduce clinical experience hours by 50% and will not be permitted to travel with athletic teams

    AT Program Dismissal
    If the athletic training student's CGPA remains under 2.5 for two (2) consecutive semesters, he/she will be dismissed from the AT Program. The student may re-apply to the program after a year if his/her CGPA increases above a 2.5. This application process does not guarantee re-admission to the program and will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

    University Dismissal
    Any student whose CGPA drops below a 2.0, will be placed on academic probation by the university. Students who remain on academic probation for two (2) semesters may be dismissed from the university for unsatisfactory academic performance (See University Catalog).

    Historical Overview of the Athletic Training Program

    An internship program was initiated by L. Tony Ortiz and a graduate assistant position was established. WSU Athletic Training Program is proud of its long list of graduates in various athletic training settings.

    A new strategic planning process began under new WSU President Harvey Flack in the fall to develop an accredited Athletic Training Program.

  • L.Tony Ortiz appointed as Director of Athletic Training in the fall to oversee all aspects of the athletic training program. Dual appointment as Head Athletic Trainer and AT program faculty.
  • Rebekah Bower hired as Education Coordinator to advise athletic training students and manage the AT lab. Dual appointment as Staff Athletic Trainer and AT faculty.
  • Michelle Sullivan designated as Coordinator of Athletic Training Services to manage the day-to-day operation of the athletic training room.
  • A second graduate assistantship position was added in 1998. GA's assist with AT classes and work with WSU athletes.

  • Matt Bekkedal hired to the staff in January as WSU's Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and served as AT adjunct faculty.

  • In the spring, Initial Accreditation was received from the Committee on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).

  • In November, Jason Franklin replaced Michelle Sullivan and served as AT Adjunct Faculty.
  • In December, Erick Schork replaced Matt Bekkedal.

  • Adam Horseman joined the athletic training staff in the fall.
  • Brett Hoffman hired, also in the fall, as a dual appointment and to serve as advisor for the Athletic Training Student Organization (ATSO).
  • A third GA was added in the fall.

  • Re-accreditation received in the summer from the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). This re-accreditation runs through 2014.
  • In the fall, Jason Bradford replaced Erick Schork.

  • In the spring, Siobhan Fagan replaced Brett Hoffman.
  • Tony Ortiz promoted to full-time faculty in the fall.
  • Jason Franklin replaced Tony Ortiz as Head Athletic Trainer.

  • Ohio Board of Regents awarded full degree status "Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training" in the fall.

  • Jessica Stanley joined the AT staff in the spring.
  • Also in the spring, CAATE extended accreditation to the 2016-2017 year.
  • In the fall, Jason Franklin's title changed to Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Health.

    In the summer, the following changes occurred in the AT Program:
  • Becky Bower and Siobhan Fagan promoted to full-time faculty.
  • Tony Ortiz promoted to Assistant Vice President for Multicultural Affairs and Community Engagement.
  • Becky Bower appointed Interim Program Director.
  • Siobhan Fagan appointed Clinical Education Coordinator.
  • Steve Foster hired as full-time AT Program faculty.
  • Brad Muse hired as Staff Athletic Trainer.