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"The individual attention given each student in the LMU Athletic Training Education Program allows him or her to develop the confidence, skill, and knowledge to succeed."
To inquire about this program:
Dr. Jack Mansfield | 423.869.6322 | jack.mansfield@LMUnet.edu
One of the goals of LMU's athletic training program is to expose students to as much of the athletic training profession as we possibly can. Because we are continually adding new affiliate sites and clinical instructors, you'll get practical experience in athletic training beginning very early in your education and you'll work with a young and innovative staff that is excited about teaching. This focus sets us apart from many other programs and ensures that our graduates are ready for the ever-growing field of athletic training.
Bachelor of Science
LMU's program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (caATe).
Our graduates have a high passing rate on the Board of Certification examination.
Required courses for the major are:
- Foundations of Athletic Training
- Clinical Introduction to Athletic Training
- Musculoskeletal Anatomy for Athletic Training
- Practicum I in Athletic Training
- Sports Emergency Care
- Evaluation I: Upper Extremity& Lower Extremity
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Practicum II in Athletic Training
- Preventative Techniques in Athletic Training
- Therapeutic Modalities
- Practicum III in Athletic Training
- Psychosocial & Cultural Considerations in Exercise
- Evaluation II: Axial Skeleton
- Physiology of Exercise
- Practicum IV in Athletic Training
- Administration of Athletic Training
- Rehabilitation of Athletic Injuries
- Kinesiology and Biomechanics
- Practicum V in Athletic Training
- Fitness and Conditioning for Athletic Training
- Practicum VI in Athletic Training
- Medical Considerations in Sports Medicine
- Senior Seminar in Athletic Training
The athletic training program requires a wide range of courses both in the major and in related fields.
- 4-year plan (PDF)
LMU has established several affiliate sites which offer students clinical rotations with high school and collegiate athletics, physical therapy clinics and hospitals. Internship opportunities exist with Tennessee Orthopedic Clinic (TOC), Tri-State Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation and Claiborne County Hospital and Rehabilitation Services.
With your degree, you can work as a physician extender or as an athletic trainer in a clinic, hospital, high school, college, or professional sports. Numerous positions are also available as a graduate assistant.
Graduate & Professional Schools
Our graduates have continued their education at institutions throughout the region, including:
- Arkansas State
- Indiana State
- Lincoln Memorial University
- Ohio University
- United States Sports Academy
- University of South Alabama
In addition to going on to graduate school, medical school, and chiropractic school, LMU's athletic training alumni run their own businesses and work as athletic trainers for high schools, clinics, and athletic equipment companies. Many also pursue careers as college instructors, collegiate athletic trainers, and athletic training education program directors.
Clubs & Organizations
LMU's Athletic Training Student Association provides athletic training majors with a variety of opportunities to get involved on campus and the community, such as our Athletic Training Student Olympics.
Each year departmental awards are given to recognize outstanding student achievement in academic and clinical performance.
- Athletic Training Student of the Year
- Athletic Training Student Newcomer/Rising Star Award
- ATEP Academic Award
- Athletic Training Student Leadership Award
- Athletic Training Student Clinician of the Year
Scholarships & Financial Aid
Scholarships are available from the Tennessee Athletic Trainers' Society, Southeast Athletic Trainers Association, National Athletic Trainers' Association, and Lincoln Memorial University.