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The Athletic Training Program at Lindenwood University-Belleville is currently accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), 6850 Austin Center Blvd., Suite 100, Austin, TX 78731-3101.  The Lindenwood University-Belleville program is an extension of the Athletic Training Program at Lindenwood University-St. Charles. The Lindenwood University-Belleville program has chosen to Voluntarily Withdraw its CAATE Accreditation effective June 30, 2021.  The Lindenwood University-St. Charles accreditation will not be affected by the change.  If you are visiting this page as a potential Lindenwood Belleville student, we encourage you to consider one of our other health-related majors such as Exercise Science, Exercise Science with Pre-Athletic Training track, Biology, etc.

If you have questions about the Athletic Training Program or any of the other programs listed above, please contact Dr. William Dill at wdill@lindenwood.edu, (636) 949-4791 or Dr. Lindy Rossow at lrossow@lindenwood.edu, (618) 671-6080.

ABOUT ATHLETIC TRAINING

Athletic trainers are allied healthcare professionals who specialize in the prevention, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, and therapeutic rehabilitation of athletic injuries and medical conditions.  Athletic trainers work with physicians and other healthcare professionals to provide athletes and patients with proven and effective sports medicine services. The athletic training program at Lindenwood University has been continually accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) since its inception in 2003.

Program mission and intended outcomes

EARNING A DEGREE IN ATHLETIC TRAINING AT LINDENWOOD UNIVERSITY

Lindenwood University offers a Bachelor of Science in athletic training, which involves a dynamic, blended learning experience with a strong course curriculum and diverse set of clinical rotations.  Highlights of our specialized program include:

  • Small athletic training class sizes (usually less than 15)
  • Easy accessibility to faculty and staff, creating an environment that is proven to help students succeed
  • Early student engagement in clinical rotations
  • On-campus opportunities within one of the largest and most culturally diverse athletic departments in the nation
  • Off-campus opportunities to learn and work alongside athletic trainers, physicians, and other healthcare professionals in professional, semi-professional, and youth athletic organizations; high schools; physical therapy clinics; and many more

The rigorous academic curriculum and diverse clinical rotations are invaluable to our program and our students.  Our athletic training students will have their clinical skills evaluated on a continual basis, and with our extensive staff and clinical settings, students have unlimited opportunities to learn in authentic settings from some of the most well-trained and respected professionals in the field. 

2016-17 Athletic Training Curriculum (additional curriculum plans by catalog year are available in the Student Handbook)

Degree Requirements

Retention and Graduation Rates

WHAT CAN I DO WITH AN ATHLETIC TRAINING DEGREE FROM LINDENWOOD UNIVERSITY?

Graduates of our accredited program will take the Board of Certification (BOC) examination to become certified as an athletic trainer.  The information below outlines some of our program outcomes and the increasing employment possibilities for our graduates.

  • Our students’ average BOC first time pass rate over the last three years (2016-2018) is 85%.  This information is also available through CAATE, as well as outcomes from other athletic training programs.
  • Exceptional graduate placement rates
  • Faster than average job growth: Bureau of Labor Statistics estimate athletic training employment opportunities are expected to increase by more than 20% from 2014-2024

Certified graduates find immediate and future employment in a number of settings, including, but not limited to:

In addition to the above list, many of our graduates pursue a master’s degree in a related area while working as a graduate assistant certified athletic trainer at colleges and universities across the nation. 

For additional information about the program on the Belleville campus, please contact the Clinical Education Coordinator, Dr. Bill Dill. He can be contacted by phone at 636-949-4791 or by email at wdill@lindenwood.edu.  You can also contact the Program Director, Tom Godar, who oversees the program at both campuses.  He can be contacted by phone at (636) 949-4628 or by e-mail at tgodar@lindenwood.edu

Lindenwood University
2600 West Main Street
Belleville, IL 62226