The WLU Athletic Training Program is currently accepting students into the major. The web-site is a work in progress, so we ask that you be patient as it develops; check it frequently as changes and additional information will arise. I look forward to having you join our team.
Dr. David R. Hanna PT, DPT, MS, ATC
Program Director/Associate Professor
Athletic Training Program
The goal of the Athletic Training degree program at West Liberty University is to reflect those of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) as well as the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), while providing students with a solid foundation in factual and conceptual mastery of the study of sports medicine.
The Athletic Training program curriculum is designed to promote critical thinking skills, effective writing, clear articulation and presentation, and analytical skills that transcend the subject matter. Students are also encouraged to participate in, and learn to appreciate the application of scientific research to real world problems and/or service for the benefit of the community, with consideration of the moral and ethical issues involved. The program aims to develop well rounded individuals.
Students will be equipped with the skills necessary to succeed in graduate school and/or professional fields of study, including the national certification exam, and will have a diverse array of options upon graduation.