The athletic training department is primarily responsible for the delivery of the health care system to all athletes participating in intercollegiate athletics at Cumberland University. This health care includes prevention, evaluation, treatment, rehabilitation, and management of injuries or illnesses sustained during practices or games, as well as on-site coverage of practices and games. The athletic training staff serves as educators in the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) accredited Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP). The staff instructs courses in ATEP and ensures that the athletic training students are receiving quality instruction and supervision in the classroom and clinical settings as Approved Clinical Instructors (ACI's). In addition, the athletic training department will provide the necessary services to function as part of the University community.