Athletic Training Program
Welcome from the Program Director
Welcome to the Athletic Training Program at Saint Louis University!
SLU is a great place to pursue a career in Athletic Training! Consistent with the mission of Saint Louis University, the Athletic Training Program pursues truth for the greater glory of God and for the service of humanity through teaching, research and community service. The students and faculty of the program are advocates for the profession of Athletic Training and seek to live, study and work in the Jesuit tradition. Go to SLU's tradition and mission page to get more information.
We are proud to be in SLU's Doisy College of Health Sciences, where the Athletic Training Program is situated as a peer among highly regarded and accredited health professions programs. The shared resources and the interprofessional nature of SLU's Medical Center campus create a broad experience for our students. Go to the interprofessional education page to get more information.
I consider the academic and clinical experience of this program to be on par with other top Athletic Training Programs in the country. Evidence of the quality of this experience is our excellent first time pass rate on the Board of Certification (BOC) Examination, and the successful job placement rate of our graduates. Go to our program outcomes page to get more information.
We gained accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) in 2010. Four faculty members serve as the core faculty of our program. Highly regarded physicians and athletic trainers from the Saint Louis area also serve as adjunct faculty and preceptors. Courses in Gross Anatomy, Medical Imaging, Sports Psychology and Exercise Physiology are taught by other highly respected faculty members at Saint Louis University. Go to our clinical education page to get more information.
Our program also has a global reach. AT students at SLU can study up to 2 years in Madrid during the pre-professional phase of the program to gain an immersive international experience. International internships in the professional phase of the program are also possible. SLU is also an institutional member of the prestigious World Federation of Athletic Training and Therapy (WFATT). Go to the international opportunities page for more information about the global scope of the program.
Our program also serves as an advocate for appropriate health care and is engaged in the community. Supported by Saint Louis University Hospital, we have a staff member that provides athletic training services to two high schools in the Archdiocese of Saint Louis: St. Mary’s High School and Bishop Dubourg High School. The program has hosted the Missouri Athletic Trainers’ Association meeting twice in the last five years and also has hosted several other events promoting athletic training in the community. SLU AT faculty members appear regularly in local media to lend expertise in important issues. Go to our advocacy page for more information.
The program is also engaged in national organizations. In 2012, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) selected SLU to become the new home to the Journal of Athletic Training and the Athletic Training Education Journal. Their editorial offices relocated to the Allied Health Building at SLU and their staff became a part of the SLU AT program. Faculty members of the SLU AT program also serve in key roles for the NATA Executive Committee for Education, the BOC Standards Committee and as a CAATE accreditation site visitor. Go to the NATA Journals page for more information.
I welcome your interest in the program. We are a freshmen entry program but we also accept transfers into the program. Go to our prospective student page to get more specific information about the program and applying for admission.
If you have any questions, please contact me at email@example.com or 314-977-8561.
Anthony Breitbach PhD, ATC