Western Illinois University: Macomb Campus
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Western Illinois University's Athletic Training Education Program's goal is to prepare athletic training students for a future role in the health care of the physically active and to meet entry-level standards of the Certified Athletic Trainer.
Western Illinois University's Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP) strives to provide athletic training students with premier academic, clinical, and hands-on experiences within the field of athletic training. Through research, instruction, application, and feedback in the prevention, recognition, evaluation and rehabilitation of the physically active, the ATEP prepares students for success on the National Athletic Trainers' Association Board of Certification examination while building qualified entry-level professionals who are characterized by their commitment to the profession, leadership in the community, and life-long learning.
Western Illinois University's Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP) will be recognized nationally as one of the premier athletic training education programs. Western's ATEP will be widely known for its state of the art facility and excellent instructors who are recognized for their contributions to the athletic training profession. Students will have the opportunity to develop and utilize applied technical and clinical skills as well as critical thinking and problem-solving abilities to assist in the daily operation of traditional and non-traditional athletic training settings. Western Illinois University graduates will assume significant leadership responsibilities across the nation and around the world.