Athletic Training 3+2

athletic science students practicing balance

The new 3+2 master’s level Athletic Training program will be launched in the fall of 2024.  Students entering the program prior to the fall of 2024 will complete the first three years of the Exercise Science major and will begin the master’s portion of the program in their fourth year at Millikin.

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Program Highlights


The mission of the Millikin Athletic Training Program in the School of Exercise Science & Sport is to provide quality education for students wishing to become certified athletic trainers. Through a combination of both didactic and practical learning experiences, the program helps students acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for success on the Board of Certification (BOC) examination and for success in the field of Athletic Training and related allied health fields.

Under the guidance and supervision of a team of certified athletic trainers, you will build and enhance your knowledge and skills regarding the prevention, evaluation, management, and rehabilitation of injuries that occur within active and general populations.

An Athletic Trainer is a qualified, allied health care professional educated and experienced in the prevention, evaluation, rehabilitation, protection, and management of health care problems associated with diverse populations. Athletic trainers may be employed in a variety of settings including clinics, high schools, universities, youth and profession sports, performing arts, and businesses ( In cooperation with physicians and other allied health care personnel, the athletic trainer functions as a vital link between the physically active environment and the medical community. 

Master Plan of Study