​​​​​​​​​​​​Program Description

Athletic training is about helping others, especially when you love sports. CMU’s athletic training program, accredited by the Commission of Athletic Training Education, will teach you how to assess and treat sports-related injuries and how to use preventative measures to ensure athlete safety. Athletic training majors graduate prepared to work in a variety of health care settings and apply for the Board of Certification national exam.​​

Points of Pride

CMU’s athletic training program has provided more than 40 years of excellence in education and athletic training preparation. The program started as the first sports medicine major of its kind in the United States and was one of the first accredited athletic training majors in the country. CMU athletic training students in most years achieve a 100 percent first-time pass rate on the national certification test and secure jobs right out of college.

Put Your Degree to Work

Graduates of this program often become certified athletic trainers and have job titles such as strength and conditioning coaches and fitness consultants, including at the pro sports level.

​U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics sample data

Below is a list of potential careers, median salary over the course of the career and projected job growth.

JobMedian PayJob Growth through ​2026​
Athletic trainer$46,630 per year23% (6,300 more jobs)

For More Information

Visit the athletic training website or contact:

CHP Student Service Center
Health Professions Building 1250
Email: chp@cmich.edu
Phone: 989-774-2315

Program Overview

The course listings below are a representation of what this academic program requires. For a full review of this program in detail please see our official online academic bulletin AND consult with an academic advisor. This listing does not include the General Education courses required for all majors and may not include some program specific information, such as admissions, retention, and termination standards.

(Click on the course name or number for a complete course description.)

Athletic Training Major

The goal of the Athletic Training major is to prepare students to become Board of Certification (BOC) certified athletic trainers (ATC®). Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), upon completion of this major and CMU’s graduation requirements students will be eligible to apply for the Board of Certification, Inc. (BOC) national certification examination for athletic trainers. Students intending to pursue this major are encouraged to meet with an athletic training faculty advisor early in their academic career to assure they understand the requirements for selection, and the commitment and rigor of the professional phase. Additional information regarding the athletic training major can be viewed at the program’s web site.
Total: 44 semester hours
Required Courses
(44 hours)
ATR 100
Foundations of Athletic Training
ATR 200
Functional Anatomy for Athletic Trainers
ATR 280
Field Experience in Athletic Training
ATR 310
Athletic Training Clinical I
ATR 315
Injury Prevention I
ATR 320
Athletic Training Clinical II
ATR 380
Athletic Training Assessment I
ATR 381
Athletic Training Therapeutics I
ATR 382
Athletic Training Assessment II
ATR 383
Athletic Training Therapeutics II
ATR 384
Athletic Training Assessment III
ATR 387
Athletic Training Therapeutics III
Seminar in Athletic Training
ATR 394
Pharmacology in Athletic Training
ATR 415
Injury Prevention II
ATR 430
Athletic Training Clinical III
ATR 440
Athletic Training Clinical IV
ATR 480
Health Care Administration in Athletic Training
FNS 375
Nutrition and Performance