Welcome to the Eastern Michigan University Athletic Training Program

Our faculty are dedicated to providing an exceptional education, where students receive a strong scientific foundation that fosters critical thinking in sports medicine. The objective of this program is to prepare graduates to enter a variety of employment settings and to render care to a wide spectrum of individuals engaged in physical activity.


Why Choose EMU's Athletic Training Program

  • Real-World Experience

    Students will have numerous opportunities to apply their skills in real-world settings, which will enhance their confidence and critical-thinking skills. Every semester, students will complete these clinical experiences, and the program will culminate in an immersive experience that can be done anywhere in the country. Past students at EMU have completed their clinical experiences with the Detroit Tigers (MLB), WWE, Toledo Walleye (ECHL), EMU, University of Michigan, performing arts, local high schools, and other universities.

  • Exceptional Education

    Our curriculum combines classroom and hands-on learning, ensuring that students gain both the knowledge and practical skills needed to excel in the field of athletic training. A strong emphasis on mental health issues, transition to clinical practice, and evidence-based medicine separates our curriculum from other AT programs.

  • Supportive Community

    Students will find a network of peers, faculty, and staff who will help you along your journey into the health care field. The faculty are committed to helping each individual student develop both personally and professionally. Students will take all classes with a cohort, which fosters a family-like atmosphere where they learn, study, and grow together.

  • Career Opportunities

    With an EMU Athletic Training degree, you’ll open doors to a wide range of exciting career opportunities. Whether you aspire to work in professional sports, collegiate athletics, high school athletics, clinical settings, or other health care facilities, our program will equip you with the skills and knowledge to thrive in any setting. Our alumni, faculty connections, and clinical mentors will provide you with valuable networking opportunities and assistance when seeking a job.

  • Mission Statement

    The Eastern Michigan University Athletic Training Program (CAT/MAT) is committed to developing Athletic Training professionals through outstanding didactic and clinical instruction in professional and inclusive learning environments. The CAT/MAT works to develop globally aware, emotionally intelligent, knowledgeable, and culturally competent allied health care professionals by providing experiences in a practical-based environment with an emphasis in evidence-based medicine.

  • Our Programs

Join us at Eastern Michigan University and embark on a fulfilling journey toward a rewarding career in athletic training. Explore our website to learn more about our program and faculty. Please reach out with any questions or to schedule a visit to campus.

Apply today and become part of the EMU athletic training family. Your future starts here!

A link to all the program outcomes including graduation rate, certification exam pass rate, and job placement rates can be seen on our program specific CAATE website.

Contact Usthe CAATE logo

Dr. Aaron Struminger, Program Coordinator
318U Porter Building
Ypsilanti, MI 48197

[email protected]


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