Athletic Training Department

Lindenwood University offers a Bachelor of Science in athletic training, and the program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The program received its original accreditation in 2003, and it was recently re-accredited in 2019 with the maximum allowed ten-year accreditation period. This program is designed to prepare athletic training students to succeed on the Board of Certification (BOC) examination and become Certified Athletic Trainers. Lindenwood University’s average first time pass rate over the past three years (2017-2019) is 78 percent.

The undergraduate athletic training program utilizes a secondary application process for admission, and the program will be accepting its final cohort in the Fall 2020 Semester. First time freshman entering Lindenwood University for the 2020-2021 academic year will NOT be eligible for the undergraduate athletic training program. The final cohort will consist of current students and transfer students who have already completed the program’s entrance requirements and secondary application process. This includes the completion of a formal application; the completion of HFS 18500 (Medical Terminology), HFS 21500 (Introduction to Health and Fitness Sciences), and BSC 22700 (Anatomy and Physiology I) with a C or better; and 50 documented hours of observation with an athletic trainer.

Students accepted into the program must meet the following retention criteria to remain in good standing and progress within the program:

1. Minimum overall GPA of 2.75.

2. Minimum GPA of 3.00 for all curriculum courses.

3. C or better in all courses in the curriculum.

4. Successful completion of all Clinical Practicum courses.

Lindenwood University utilizes a highly integrated educational model with rigorous coursework combined with clinical observations and experiences to best prepare the athletic training student for professional success. In addition to the required coursework, athletic training students must complete a minimum of 900 contact hours with a preceptor, clinical instructor and/or a certified athletic trainer. Students are challenged on a daily basis in the classroom, and trained preceptors continually motivate and encourage students to apply their knowledge in simulated and authentic scenarios. With the vast number of athletic programs offered at Lindenwood University, the athletic training student is provided with more on-campus clinical diversity than nearly any other program in the country.