Athletic training students assess and treat injured athletes.

Athletic training

Competition can include injuries. As an athletic trainer, you’ll be one of the first on the scene, quickly assessing the injury and either providing immediate care or referring the athlete to a physician. The goal, of course, is a fast—and safe—return to play.


Northwestern College’s athletic training program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education ( CAATE)*.


Northwestern graduates who have taken the Board of Certification examination for athletic trainers have proven the excellence of our program. In the past seven years, 29 of 36 majors passed their Board of Certification exam on the first attempt (for a 80.5% first-time pass rate), and the program has a 97.2% overall pass rate since 2010.

Program director

Jennifer Rogers, PhD, LAT, ATC

*The program has been placed on probation as of February 23, 2018, by the CAATE, 6850 Austin Center Blvd., Suite 100, Austin, TX 78731-3101. This temporary probation does not affect current or prospective athletic training students' degrees or eligibility to sit for the BOC exam to become credentialed as an athletic trainer. If you have questions, contact the program director.