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MajorAthletic Training

Wichita State’s Bachelor of Arts (BA) in athletic training prepares students for careers working with athletes in the areas of injury/illness prevention and assessment, first aid and emergency care. This comprehensive program, combining classroom and on-the-job learning, is accredited through the Commission on Accreditation for Athletic Training Education (CAATE). 

Learn how athletic training is the right fit for you.

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At Wichita State, applied learning is everything. In fact, every degree we offer has a guaranteed applied learning or research experience built right into it equipping you with the relevant skills and experience to make you workforce ready before graduation.

Admission to the program

To be admitted into the athletic training program, you must be admitted to Wichita State and request an application from the athletic training program director or the Human Performance Studies department.

Inside the Program

Athletic training skills can lead to more opportunities

Students in the athletic training program often have a natural interest in physical therapy. And the skills you learn as an athletic training major naturally translate to that field. So WSU has made it easier for you to pursue a doctorate in physical therapy.

Through a partnership with the College of Health Professions, athletic training students can now gain early admittance into the doctor of physical therapy program. 


The degree consists of 120 total credit hours with 75 hours required within the major. As part of the required coursework students complete multiple practicum assignments.


WSU’s athletic training degree will prepare you for high-demand careers in diverse settings from education and professional sports to health care and law enforcement.

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