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Athletic Training

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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 undergraduate degree program is currently being taught out and is not accepting new students. The current undergraduate program will be transitioning to a graduate-level degree program, and this program will begin in Summer 2023.

View additional information on the graduate-level program and the combined Exercise Science (BS) and Athletic Training (MS) degree plan that allows new students an opportunity to earn both degrees in five years.

The Athletic Training Program at Lindenwood University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The CAATE completed their most recent review of the program in 2018-2019, and the program received the maximum accreditation period of 10 years. 


Lindenwood University currently 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

Program mission and intended outcomes (BS Program)

Degree Requirements (BS Program)

Program Outcomes

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. 


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 (2020-2022) is 100%.
  • Exceptional graduate placement rates

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.  

If you have an interest or questions regarding the program on the St. Charles campus, please contact the Program Director, Tom Godar.  He can be contacted by phone at (636) 949-4628 or by e-mail at