Our focus extends beyond the classroom. Ten full-time certified athletic trainers and about 20 clinical preceptors facilitate on- and off-campus clinical experiences designed to outfit you with real-world experiences tailored to your area of interest.
Students engage in clinical education at our two campus facilities: the Dickerson-Hoover Athletic Training Center, located in John B. and June M. Scheumann Stadium; and the Sayers “Bud” Miller Athletic Training Center, located in Worthen Arena. Under the supervision of a clinical preceptor, students practice and perform skills related to clinical evaluation and diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries, as well as emergency care, taping, and bracing using the latest in equipment and resources. Students collaborate with faculty through research and hands-on instruction in the Athletic Training Research and Education Laboratory. In addition, students are exposed to other health care facilities and interact with a multitude of health care professionals in a variety of engaging clinical settings.
Our Supportive Environment
Although our research interests vary, we are a strong community of faculty, students, alumni, and friends who support each other in the classroom and in life after Ball State. Current students connect through the Athletic Training Club, which promotes career exploration and interaction among peers, faculty advisors, and experts within the sports medicine community.
We welcome our alumni, retirees, and friends to continue to build relationships with us. Your expertise and support provide students with the confidence and connections to succeed within our program and beyond. Whether you share professional experiences with a class, establish a scholarship, or facilitate a partnership—our program is eager to connect you with students and faculty engaged in innovative research and study related to the field. Contact us to share your story and learn about program news and events.
Learn more about what sets our program apart, view our athletic training program brochure, or if you’re ready, apply now.
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