B.S. in Allied Health Pre-Athletic Training Track

The athletic training program at Otterbein is a nationally accredited program through the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). This distinction means our program meets all the nationally recognized Standards for Accreditation of Professional Athletic Training Programs. Below you find more detailed information on the BS in Athletic Training.

Otterbein University Athletic Training Program is currently accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), 6850 Austin Center Blvd., Suite 100, Austin, TX 78731-3101. The program is currently applying to the CAATE for a change in level of degree and is pending approval.

B.S. in in Allied Health-Pre Athletic Training track


The Athletic Training program at Otterbein University is a nationally accredited program through the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). This distinction means our program meets all the nationally recognized Standards for Accreditation of Professional Athletic Training Programs. This program is designed to qualify you to sit for the Board of Certification (BOC) National Exam after you have earned a Master of Science in Athletic Training.

Students wishing to pursue a career in Athletic Training should apply for and enroll in the Bachelor of Science in Allied Health, Pre-Athletic Training track. This program is designed as a “3 + 2 program” where the first three years will be undergraduate courses, year four will be required graduate level courses specific to athletic training along with remaining undergraduate general education courses. Year five will be all graduate level courses.

If after, the third year the student decides not to continue on into the Master of Science in Athletic Training they can opt to continue as an Allied Health major and earn a Bachelor of Science in Allied Health which will qualify them, if desired, to seek postgraduate education in science-demanding fields such as medicine, physical therapy, exercise physiology, physician’s assistant, or other allied healthcare profession. This program contains significant science-based courses along with statistics paired with a research design course to help prepare the student for graduate school programs.

Otterbein University Athletic Training Program is currently accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), 6850 Austin Center Blvd., Suite 100, Austin, TX 78731-3101. The program is currently applying to the CAATE for a change in level of degree and is pending approval.

The current undergraduate program is seeking approval for a Master of Science in Athletic Training tentatively scheduled to launch in fall of 2020.

Program Contacts:

Dr. Joan Rocks, Athletic Training Program Director
Dr. Shelley Payne, Associate Professor
Danielle Kilboy, Interim Head Athletic Trainer
Aaron Datillo, Assistant Athletic Trainer
Amanda Lusky, Assistant Athletic Trainer
Joe Wilkins, Clinical Education Coordinator
Angelo Lamatrice, Physical Therapist  614-823-3507
Morgan McCool, Graduate Assistant
Megan Imwalle, Graduate Assistant

Requirements and Standards

Athletic Training Forms

Checklist/Four Year Plan of Requirements for the Allied Health Pre-Athletic Training track for B.S. and M.S.A.T.

Students have three options

  • Bachelor of Science in Allied Health Pre-Athletic Training track four year plan checklist. 4 yr. undergraduate. (PDF) (PDF)
  • Bachelor of Science in Allied Health Pre-Athletic Training track. (3 yrs. undergraduate +1 yr. graduate) (PDF) (PDF)
  • Bachelor of Science in Allied Health Pre-Athletic Training track to Master of Science in Athletic Training checklist five year plan checklist. 3+2 (3 yrs. undergraduate + 2 yr. graduate) (PDF) (PDF)

Prospective Student Information

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