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Athletic Training Education Program


This program is based in the sciences of anatomy and physiology, kinesiology and athletic training. It allows students to learn by incorporating contemporary and traditional techniques and technologies in the classroom and clinical experiences and to work collaboratively with peers and allied health care professionals.

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    Eastern Washington University originally obtained CAAHEP accreditation for the athletic training curriculum program in October 2002.  The program went through the process of CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education) re-accreditation during the 2007-2008 academic year.  The next comprehensive review will occur during the 2017-2018 academic year.  This accreditation is also reviewed annually.

    This major is designed for those students who are interested in becoming certified athletic trainers. This major will prepare students to sit for the Board of Certification for the Athletic Trainer Examination, and work competently in the field of athletic training and sports medicine. Students must apply and be accepted into the Athletic Training Education Program. Admission to the program is based upon evaluation of the student's application materials.

    We believe we have an up-to-date, comprehensive and exciting program to offer you.

    If you have questions or want to setup an advising appointment with one of our faculty, please feel free to contact Jeff Kawaguchi, program director, 509.359.7967,, or Garth Babcock, clinical coordinator, 509.359.2427,, or the PEHR Department, PEB 200, Cheney, WA 99004-2431.



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    EWU Student Athletic Trainers

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    Current Happenings in the Athletic Training Program

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    Third year students, Leslie Martin and Nicole Maiden represent the Athletic Training Program at the 99.9 Coyote Country 2nd Harvest Food Drive!




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    What will I study?

    The major welcomes both current and transfer students, and generally requires three years to complete. If specific prerequisites are met, however, the program can be completed within a two-year time frame. Students wishing to be admitted must apply and be accepted in to the Athletic Training Program. Applications are due at the end of the winter quarter. Students in the program will receive formal instruction and clinical practice in development of proficiencies in: risk management and injury prevention, pathology of injuries and illnesses, assessment and evaluation, acute care of injury and illness, pharmacology, therapeutic modalities, therapeutic exercise, general medical conditions and disabilities, nutritional aspects of injury and illness, psychosocial intervention and referral, health care administration, and professional development and responsibilities.

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    EWU Athletic Training Staff

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    Contact Information

    Dr. Jeffrey Kawaguchi
    233 PEB
    Cheney, WA 99004

    phone: 509.359.7967
    fax: 509.359.4833

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