11 NCAA Div. III national team championships
Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE)
The Central College athletic training education program was granted initial accreditation in 2004 and reaccreditation by CAATE in 2010.
Athletic training education program departmental site
Physical health form
ADHD reporting form
Drug/alcohol testing policy
Sickle cell trait testing agreement (for freshmen and transfers only)
The mission of the athletic training education program is to provide educational experiences in collaboration with health professionals and faculty, enabling students to master competencies and clinical proficiencies to become professional entry-level athletic trainers. Athletic training education occurs within a liberal arts framework that encourages and supports integrity, safety, respect, responsiveness and energy. The student's mind, body and spirit are enriched intellectually through interactions with staff, faculty, mentors and health care professionals. This occurs within the Central community and via local, state, national and international experiences.
Jack Flaherty '13 - Athletic trainer, Ankeny Physical & Sports Therapy, Ankeny, Iowa
Shane Nelson '11 - Athletic trainer, Tennessee Smokies minor league baseball team (Chicago Cubs affiliate)
Jacob Brueck '10 - Physical therapy school, Univ. of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
Paul O'Kane '10 - Dentral school, Univ. of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
Megan Callahan '09 - Early Intervention Specialist, ATI Physical Therapy, Bolingbrook, Ill.
Rachel Boeke '09 - Assistant athletic trainer, Upper Iowa University, Fayette, Iowa
Jordan Vos '08 - Physical therapy school, Univ. of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
Travis Dibbet '07 - Assistant athletic trainer, Grand View Univ., Des Moines, Iowa
Nate Weir '05 - Assistant athletic trainer, Green Bay Packers, Green Bay, Wis.
Danielle Dykstra '05 - Athletic trainer, South Mountain Community College, Phoenix, Ariz.
Jess Groth '05 - Athletic trainer, Select Physical Therapy, Tampa, Fla.
Chris Kamm '05 - Head athletic trainer, Loras College, Dubuque, Iowa
Kris Van Houten '01 - Physical therapist, Storm Lake, Iowa
Roger Dortch '01, - Assistant athletic trainer, DePauw Univ., Greencastle, Ind.
Scott Bohner '01 - Physician, West Union, Iowa.
Dorice Hankemeir '01 – Assistant professor, Ball State University, Muncie, Ind.
Tim Block '01, - ATC/L - Outreach athletic trainer, Plaza Physical Therapy, Outreach Athletic Trainer, Davenport, Iowa
Rob Blom '98 - Athletic trainer and physical therapy assistant, Sterling Physical Therapy, Pella, Iowa
Melissa Cox Reynolds '98, - ATC Assistant professor of health and wellness, Waldorf College, Forest City, Iowa
Kelly McMillen Carlson '97 - ATC Assistant athletic trainer, Wheaton College , Wheaton, Ill.
Matt Scotton '91 - PT, ATC - Physical therapist and clinic manager, Kinetic Edge Physical Therapy, Newton, Iowa
Sarah Newman '01, MS, ATC
Head athletic trainer
U.S. National Long Course Speed Skating Team
Colorado Springs, Colo.
"The athletic training education program at Central College instills professionalism and a true passion for our profession.
"The program provides athletic training students with profound clinical and educational experiences and creates a vision for Central students for any professional setting that interests them."