Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training

Overview

photo of students working together in a training room

The baccalaureate program in athletic training (AT) is a separate major within the Department of Kinesiology and Health in the College of Education and Human Services. In order to be eligible to apply to the AT Program, students should be accepted as degree-seeking students at Wright State University.

The Athletic Trainer is a qualified health care professional educated and experienced in the management of health care problems associated with sports participation. In cooperation with physicians and other allied health care personnel, the athletic trainer functions as an integral member of the athletic health care team in secondary schools, colleges and universities, professional sports programs, sports medicine clinics, and other health care settings.

The Wright State AT Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) through 2016-17.

Contact Information

Rebekah Bower, M.S., A.T., A.T.C.
135 Wright State Physicians Building
(937) 245-7621
rebekah.bower@wright.edu

Admission

Admission Requirements

  • Cumulative minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Wright State letter of acceptance

Admission Process

New Students:

1

Submit:

2

Successfully complete an interview with program faculty.

You will be admitted to University College as a pre-major until you meet the criteria for acceptance into the major.

Faculty & Staff Directory

Mary Stockton Bernecker, A.T., A.T.C.

Graduate Student
Student college:
College of Ed & Human Services
Student major:
Sport Management

Becky Bower, M.S., A.T., A.T.C.

Department:
Kinesiology & Health
Title:
Senior Lecturer, Director of Athletic Training
Address:
Wright State Physicians Bldg, 725 University Blvd, Dayton, OH 45435
Phone:
937-245-7621

Carlie Ann Clark, M.S.

Department:
Intercollegiate Athletics
Title:
Coordinator of Athletic Training
Address:
Wright State Physicians Building, 725 University Blvd, Dayton, OH 45435
Phone:
937-245-7559

Corey James Ellis, M.D.

Department:
Orthopedic Surgery
Title:
Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine BSOM
Address:
Wright State Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, Wright State Physicians Building, 725 University Blvd, Dayton, OH 45435
Phone:
937-245-7333

Siobhan E. Fagan, M.Ed., A.T., A.T.C.

Department:
Kinesiology & Health
Title:
Lecturer, Clinical Education Coordinator
Address:
Wright State Physicians Building, 725 University Blvd, Dayton, OH 45435
Phone:
937-245-7620

Jason L. Franklin, M.S., A.T., A.T.C.

Department:
Intercollegiate Athletics
Title:
Assistant Athletics Director for Sports Health
Address:
Wright State Physicians Building, 725 University Blvd
Phone:
937-245-7551

Adam C. Horseman, M.S., L.A.T., A.T.C

Department:
Intercollegiate Athletics
Title:
Athletic Trainer
Address:
Wright State Physicians Building, 725 University Blvd
Phone:
937-245-7553

Matthew W. Lawless, M.D.

Department:
Orthopedic Surgery
Title:
Associate Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery Associate Program Director at GSH, Orthopaedic Surgery BSOM
Address:
Miami Valley Hospital, 30 E Apple St Suite 2200, Dayton, OH 45409
Phone:
937-208-2091

Brad Muse, M.A., A.T., A.T.C.

Department:
Intercollegiate Athletics
Title:
Coordinator of Athletic Training
Address:
Wright State Physicians Building, 725 University Blvd
Phone:
937-245-7558

Kendra Stacey Pontius, A.T., A.T.C.

Graduate Student
Student college:
College of Ed & Human Services
Student major:
Sport Management

Jessica Leigh Stanley, MS.Ed., A.T., A.T.C.

Department:
Intercollegiate Athletics
Title:
Athletic Trainer
Address:
Wright State Physicians Building, 725 University Blvd
Phone:
937-245-7555

Program Outcome

Desired Wright State Athletic Training Program Outcome

Students graduating from the Wright State AT Program will be well prepared to enter the field of athletic training.

Wright State Athletic Training Program Outcome Data

  1. Complete all AT Program coursework with a CGPA of 2.5 or better*
  2. Complete all clinical hours and rotations*
  3. Complete Expectation (skills) Contracts at each level*
  4. Demonstrate progressive satisfactory Professional Development Evaluations*
  5. Pass BOC Examination
      2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 Three Year Aggregate
    # of students graduating from program 12 10 11 33
    # of students graduating from program who took exam 12 9 8 29
    # of students who passed exam on 1st attempt 9 8 7 24
    % of students who passed exam on 1st attempt (70% min required) 75.00 88.89 87.50 82.76
    % of students who passed exam on 1st attempt (national pass rate) 60.70 82.30 80.29 NA
    # of students who passed exam regardless of # of attempts 12 9 7 28
    % of students who passed exam regardless of # of attempts 100.00 100.00 87.50 96.55
  6. Secure employment in AT setting, including graduate assistant positions
    1. 2012-13: 12 graduates; 3 employed in AT setting, 3 preparing to take BOC, 4 interviewing for AT employment, and 1 finishing pre-reqs for PA school
    2. 2011-12: 8 graduates; 6 employed in AT setting
    3. 2010-11: 13 graduates; 11 employed in AT setting, 2 in graduate school (PA, OT).
  7. Complete Alumni Survey. View the 2012-13 Alumni Survey Results (PDF).

*All four are required for graduation from the AT Program so 100% of graduates (2012-13, 2011-12, 2010-11) have completed these requirements.