About this Program

The athletic training program is committed to distinguishing itself as a comprehensive allied health program: a program rooted in a strong scientific foundation and designed to foster critical thinking relative to injury prevention, management and rehabilitation.

The didactic component of the program is designed to provide students with the knowledge necessary to serve as an effective member of the allied health community. Additionally, the didactic aspect emphasizes competence in areas of effective verbal and written communication.

Clinically, the goal of the program is to provide an atmosphere where students are able to continue their learning in a practical-based environment. This environment will afford the student the opportunity to engage in directed practice and skill applications, allowing for further assimilation of material acquired in the didactic component of the program.

Ultimately, the program works to develop ethically, morally, and intellectually competent allied health professionals who have an understanding of their professional roles in the promotion and continued learning associated within the athletic training profession.

The Athletic Training Program at Eastern Michigan University is a rigorous and intense program placing specific requirements and demands on its students. 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. The technical standards set forth by the athletic training program establish the essential qualities considered necessary for students admitted to this program to achieve the knowledge, skills and competencies of an entry-level athletic trainer, as well as meet the expectations of the program's accrediting agency the, Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).


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.

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  • Why Study at EMU? 

    EMU’s athletic training program is rooted in a strong scientific foundation and fosters critical thinking. Our program enables you to provide an excellent and effective level of care. You will have a variety of hands-on experiences within the field of athletic training. You'll:

    • Engage in hands-on learning with directed practice and skill applications.
    • Participate in clinical education, including experiences with EMU athletics, local high schools and sports medicine clinics.
    • Develop into an ethically, morally and intellectually competent allied health care professional.
  • 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.

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

[email protected]


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