​​​​​​​​​​​​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)

Program Overview

For a full review of programs and required courses, visit CMU's official online academic bulletin and consult with an academic advisor.


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