Total Credit Hours
61 credit hours
2 year (5 semesters: fall, spring, summer, fall, spring)
Cumberland University’s Athletic Training Program is housed in The Rudy School of Nursing and Health Professions. This AT Program has been producing Certified Athletic Trainers since the early 1990’s and accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) since 2005. The curriculum is designed to provide practical experience in athletic training early in the student’s career. It is our goal to provide each student with a quality experience both in the classroom and during their clinical rotations. The demanding curriculum and clinical experiences will prepare the AT Student for their future in the athletic training profession as a healthcare provider.
Cumberland’s Athletic Training Program is growing and continuing to develop and expand with the addition of new facilities, affiliate sites and clinical preceptors. Our faculty and staff are passionate about Cumberland University, the AT Program, and the Athletic Training Profession. It is our goal that our passion will engage, encourage, and excite you about CU’s AT Program and the AT Profession. For this reason, we expect CU’s AT Students to be dependable, reliable and enthusiastic about the AT Program and Profession.
The athletic training program is 61 credit hours [fall (14cr), spring (15cr), summer (8cr), fall (12cr), spring (12cr)] that requires continuous enrollment. Students will gain the knowledge and practical experience needed to prepare for a career as an athletic trainer. AT students will engage in a few common courses with other graduate students within the Exercise and Sport Science program. There are two track options for enrollment. The graduate track option is for those who have completed a baccalaureate degree and meet the requirements. The undergraduate track option (3+2) is for those that do not have a baccalaureate degree (entering freshmen or transfer students). Upon the successful completion of the 3+2 track, the student will earn a Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Sport Science (BS) and a Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT). The Bachelor of Science degree will be granted after successful completion of the fourth year. All students will have completed the general education core and the Exercise and Sport Science major requirements by the end of the third year. The remaining 29 credit hours required for the BS degree will be earned through the graduate athletic training courses earned during the fourth year [fall (14) and spring (15)]. The fifth year consists of 32 total credit hours [summer (8), fall (12), and spring (12)].
Hybrid – A combination of on ground and online classes.
Students will be assigned responsibilities based upon their demonstrated knowledge, clinical skills, past responsibilities and experiences, and semester evaluations as determined by the Athletic Training Program faculty. The AT Program is non-discriminatory with clinical rotations with respect to race, color, creed, religion, ethnic origin, age, sex, disability, sexual orientation, or other unlawful basis. Every attempt will be made to meet the individual needs of each student. Experiences may be varied based on the past responsibilities and experiences, and the future career goals of the specific student.
Dr. Katie Arnold, Director of Athletic Training and Assistant Professor
Location: Dallas Floyd Phoenix Area
Dr. Whitney Graves, Coordinator of Clinical Education and Assistant Professor
Location: Dallas Floyd Phoenix Area