The Ball State undergraduate Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP) has a long record of approval/accreditation. Ball State University was one of the first National Athletic Trainer's Association (NATA) approved athletic training education programs in the United States. From 1971-1994, we have received NATA-approvals of our athletic training education program. In 1987, the Athletic Training Major was implemented. Our ATEP has been accredited by CAAHEP (Committee on the Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs) since 1994 followed by CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education) since July, 2006. The ATEP has enjoyed a fair amount of notoriety. In some part this notoriety is due to the success/visibility of some of its alumni and past professional staff. In some part it is also due to the current recognition of its clinical education program and related research. Many athletic trainers who have attended or worked at Ball State have held leadership positions within the NATA. Some have also received district/national honors. One past athletic training employee, Sayers "Bud" Miller, has a national "Educator of the Year" Award named in his honor. Numerous other athletic trainers, with perhaps less prominent profiles, have made a collective strong positive impression in the profession. The vast majority of our alumni complete a graduate degree and obtain excellent employment. Dr. Thomas Weidner, past Director of the ATEP, has either received or been nominated for national education and research awards in athletic training.
Ball State University Athletic Training Staff and Faculty in chronological order of starting dates
Name Title Years at BSU
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