Athletic Training


The Gustavus Adolphus College Athletic Training Program (ATP) prepares students for fulfilling lives of leadership and service in athletic training. Grounded in 30 years of educational experience, the ATP at Gustavus Adolphus College is recognized for a combination of in-depth classroom experiences and application of theory through varied clinical experiences.

Completion of the ATP fulfills the requirements of the Board of Certification (BOC) for sitting for the national certification examination. Acceptance into the ATP is competitive. Criteria for selection are provided within this website.

Gustavus Adolphus College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) located at 6850 Austin Center Blvd., Suite 100, Austin, TX 78731-3184. The program will have its next comprehensive review during the 2020-2021 academic year.

The college and the program is currently investigating transitioning to the masters’ level. The undergraduate program will continue to accept sophomore-level students through Spring 2022. The first-year class that enters Gustavus in Fall 2020 will be the last class eligible to apply for the undergraduate athletic training major.  The program’s website will be updated as information is available about the transition. More information about the athletic training profession’s degree transition can be found on the CAATE’s website:

CAATE Accredited Program