Type of Offering
Major Preprofessional Program
Arts & Sciences

Ohio Northern University Athletic Training 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 has chosen to Voluntarily Withdraw its CAATE Accreditation effective August 23, 2021.

We are transitioning the athletic training program to an exercise physiology major with a concentration in clinical rehabilitation sciences. This major will prepare you for graduate school to become a physical therapist, occupational therapist or athletic trainer. Please visit our exercise physiology page.

Athletic trainers are in high demand across the country. To become a licensed athletic trainer, however, you need to obtain an advanced professional degree such as a masters. 

At ONU, you can declare a pre-professional athletic training program along with your major. You will be assigned a faculty advisor who will help you design a program of study that prepares you for the rigorous academic coursework needed for entrance into an advanced practice doctorate program. 

Our pre-professional allied health program gives you the flexibility to change your mind about your future. You’ll graduate with a marketable degree that will prepare you for a wide variety of future career paths. You’ll have a solid foundation in the basic and applied sciences, including physiology, anatomy, kinesiology, health and fitness, and exercise and medicine, as well as practical, hands-on experience under your belt. 

From day one, you’ll be part of our family. You’ll enjoy small classes, a safe campus and lifelong friendships. Our supportive professors will get to know you by name. They’ll help you prepare for admission into a masters program of your choice – and excel once you get there.