Athletic Training is for the student desiring to treat and prevent athletic injuries, or help others achieve their full physical potential.
Olivet is transitioning the athletic training program curriculum to our existing exercise science major to prepare undergraduate students for specialized graduate school programs, such as athletic training. Future students desiring a career in athletic training can pursue their undergraduate degree at Olivet in exercise science, which will prepare them for graduate work in athletic training.
The Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) has mandated that all undergraduate athletic training programs transition to offering a master’s degree. Olivet Nazarene University has decided not to proceed with this transition and as a result, will be voluntarily withdrawing accreditation from the CAATE in May 2020. Olivet will no longer accept students into the athletic training program after the 2019-20 academic school year. Our existing athletic training students will complete their degree with Olivet and we will maintain our CAATE accreditation until our last cohort graduates from our University.