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The Athletic Training major at Carthage is an undergraduate entry-level program within the Exercise and Sport Science Department. The program has been accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) since 2003.
Why study athletic training at Carthage?
The Athletic Training Education Program offers a variety of off-site opportunities for students. With a degree and certification in athletic training, students will be eligible for a number of careers outside of college athletic training. For this reason, the program gives every student the opportunity to shadow at a physical therapy clinic, high school, and orthopedic clinic.
The 2,000-square-foot Jon Swift Sports Medicine Center is located within the N.E. Tarble Athletic and Recreation Center (TARC). Built in 2001, this facility is home to the athletic training staff of Carthage College. The sports medicine center and athletic training room provide a superior learning environment for the athletic training students by allowing them to practice their technical skills on the injured athletic population. This center consists of three offices, a hydrotherapy room, a rehabilitation center, an injury evaluation area, and a section for taping.
Clinical rotations provide the student an opportunity to synthesize their skills and knowledge in a decision-making environment showing skill mastery through the integration of clinical proficiencies. Progress is evaluated through preceptor mentoring and observation in the clinical rotation.
On-site clinical rotations are categorized as the following: upper extremity, lower extremity, equipment intensive, and general medical. Off-site experiences include: area high schools, physical therapy clinics and an orthopedic surgeons office setting. The student will also experience different populations including genders, various levels of risk, and protective equipment.
- ATEP Admission Requirements
- History of ATEP at Carthage
- Frequently Asked Questions
- ATEP Application Form
- ATEP Clinical Ed Manual
If you would like additional information about Carthage’s Athletic Training Education Program, please contact:
Daniel Ruffner MS, ATC/L
Program Director of Athletic Training
2001 Alford Park Drive
Kenosha, WI 53140
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