Central College’s curriculum combines classroom concepts with real-life situations. Whether you want to become an athletic trainer or prepare for a pre-health program, you’ll benefit from collaboration with seasoned faculty and health care professionals. The content of this program will prepare you for top graduate programs.
“My coaches and professors have taught me to take something head on and give it everything I have.” – Cheyanna Jennings ’20
Pre-athletic training students at Central progress through an educational sequence that stresses critical thinking skills and fulfills prerequisite requirements for top graduate programs.
The pre-athletic training major is affiliated with exercise science.
Learn more about Pre-Athletic Training in the course catalog.
Shelli Green, B.A., M.S. Instructor and Clinical Education Coordinator of Exercise Science, interest areas include: athletic training and exercise science
Cody Huisman, B.A., D.C. Assistant Professor of Exercise Science, interest areas include: human anatomy and physiology, structural kinesiology, functional movement screens and strength and conditioning
David Pavlat, B.S., M.S., Ed.D. Associate Professor of Exercise Science, interest areas include: physiology, kinesiology
Pam Richards, B.S., M.S., Ed.D. Associate Professor of Exercise Science, interest areas include: information literacy, exercise science curriculum, program assessment and health/wellness education
John Roslien, B.S., M.S. Associate Professor Exercise Science, interest areas include: professional leadership
Sara Shuger Fox, B.S., Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Exercise Science, interest areas include: Electronic feedback for diet and physical activity, sports nutrition, Exercise Is Medicine and Blue Zones
Katelin Valster, B.A., M.S. Lecturer of Exercise Science, interest areas include: sport performance, impact of activity on chronic disease, older adult fitness, service learning, female athletes and ACL injuries
You’ll spend a great deal of time in the Ron Schipper Fitness Center, which features a 2,000-square-foot athletic training area. In Central’s state-of-the-art exercise science building, you’ll find a dedicated classroom that features taping stations and exam tables instead of desks. The human performance lab features a hydrostatic underwater weighing tank, one of only three in the Midwest. The building uses LCD screens and classroom capture, which enables all classes to be videotaped so you can review them later.
Enhance your development as a global citizen and earn credits toward your major when you participate in one of Central’s international programs. Our Mérida program offers opportunities for pre-health-related internships. Our Wales program expands your studies with “Outdoor Pursuits,” which includes rock climbing, spelunking and more. It’ll help you get that much more ahead while gaining international experience. Get the attention of prospective employers and graduate schools by adding this to your résumé.
Learn more about Central’s study abroad programs.
Want to find out more about Pre-Athletic Training at Central? Contact us to learn more about this major and our other strong academic programs. Visit campus to observe classes and experience The Central Difference firsthand.