• 11 NCAA Div. III national team championships
  • 31 NCAA Div. III individual championships
  • 161 Iowa Conference titles
  • 23 Iowa Conference all-sports titles

Athletic Training

Central College athletic training education program (ATEP)

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.

Central athletic training program staff

Central athletic training news

Central students participate in life flight training

Visiting athletic trainer information

Question and answers about Central's program

Athletic training education program departmental site

Student-athlete information:
Insurance form

Physical health form
ADHD reporting form
Drug/alcohol testing policy
Sickle cell trait testing agreement (for freshmen and transfers only)

Central College athletic training education program
Mission statement

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.

Athletic Training

A few of Central's athletic training grads in the field

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

Athletic Training

Looking back

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."

Athletic Training

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