Every patient and every student is inherently good, is worth time, effort and care, and deserves your best efforts.
Athletic trainers play a significant role in the management, prevention, recognition, and rehabilitation of injured athletes. Clarke’s athletic training program helps students develop an understanding and appreciation of the many dimensions of humans – structural, functional, psychological, emotional, and spiritual. Under the supervision of a licensed physician, you’ll administer immediate emergency and follow-up care. You’ll develop athletic injury prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation programs using your knowledge of biomechanics, anatomy, and pathology.
Our athletic training program also emphasizes the development of critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Our faculty believes that this is the strongest preparation for a career as a skilled practitioner in today’s evolving healthcare environment.
In the Athletic Training program, you’ll study a variety of subjects, including chemistry with lab, psychology, ethics, anatomy, and research. The athletic training Capstone course focuses on discipline-specific topics, such as administrative principles, current issues, and management practices necessary for obtaining and working in an athletic training career. You will also complete hands-on clinical experiences supervised by licensed and certified athletic trainers and/or clinical faculty/preceptors.
Students also participate in the Physical Active Lifestyle Solutions Program (PALS). This program helps children ages five to seventeen who are facing nutritional and lifestyle challenges. Clarke AT students:
- Introduce and reinforce active, healthy lifestyles.
- Instruct in proper techniques of physical activities and nutrition.
- Provide resources and guides.
- Maintain positive interactions and influences with adolescents while having fun during physical activity.
Our overall Board Pass Rates for the past 6 years have been between 90-100%, with 72-100% of those students passing the first time. In addition, last year, all Clarke AT graduates secured a job in their field or enrolled in graduate school by August.
Clarke University has received full accreditation for its Athletic Training Program (Bachelor of Science) for the maximum of 10 years from CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education). With this successful accreditation review, Clarke University intends to move toward the offering of a Masters in Athletic Training.
Admission to Clarke University
Students apply for admission to the ATP during the spring semester of their freshman/first year. Qualified Clarke University students will be given priority for the (approximately) 12 openings in the program per year. Some qualified applicants may not be accepted due to space limitations.
Applicants are considered on an individual basis. Apply to Clarke today to begin your journey.
Program in Pictures
Each student is unique, and therefore we must do our best to meet their specific needs. We must prepare students to be life-long learners in an ever-changing world.
The Classroom and Beyond
Our Students & Alumni
The on-the-field training with a variety of high school and collegiate athletic teams greatly prepared me for any type of career within sports medicine and rehabilitation.
One day while working at Sundown Mountain Resort, I was the first person on the scene when a snowboarder crashed. I had to stabilize his neck. To be able to apply what I am learning in the classroom to a real-life experience is amazing.
I just finished my first clinical rotation with the women’s soccer team. I am always hungry for information and am striving to learn everything about the human body.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, percent the athletic training workforce will grow through 2022.
Percent of Clarke athletic training graduates who secured a job in their chosen field or enrolled in graduate school by August.
The current median annual wage for athletic trainers.