(All courses are offered at ACCK facilities in McPherson.)
The Tabor College Athletic Training Program (ATP) is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) through 2019. It includes courses from the Health and Physical Education Department. Students also take upper-level athletic training courses once a week in McPherson, North Newton, or Hillsboro, Kansas, through a partnership with Tabor College, Bethel College, and Bethany College. Together with 120 hours of supervised field experience each semester in various settings and numerous sports, the coursework prepares students for the Board of Certification (BOC) exam and an entry-level career in athletic training. Coursework can also be added to prepare students for graduate school programs in physical therapy and other health care professions.
TC-ATP Application Information
Admission into the Athletic Training Program is designed to be competitive. In order to apply for the ATP, a student must meet academic pre-requisites and submit a complete application for admission during the spring semester of the freshman year. Transfer students should review the transfer policies and contact the ATP Director for additional information regarding transferring required courses. The application process consists of submitting an application, physical exam, current immunization record, current first aid and CPR card, criminal background questionnaire, technical and performance standards verification, and an essay explaining the student’s interest in the athletic training profession. Students must also receive a B or better in PE 120-First Aid/Responding to Emergencies, PE 125-Practical Introduction to Athletic Training, PE 185 Anatomy and Physiology Survey, and PE 220-Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries, maintain a 3.0 overall GPA, acquire 30 athletic training observation hours, complete a blood-borne pathogen in-service and quiz, participate in a formal interview with the Athletic Training Selection Committee and purchase student liability insurance once accepted into the ATP and annually thereafter. Download the complete application and complete. Completing the application and meeting all requirements does not guarantee admission to the program due to an 8:1 faculty to student ratio restriction. Students not meeting the requirements or those denied admittance due to size limitations may reapply the following academic year.
For a full list of concentrations and corresponding course requirements, download our complete catalog.