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About

The Department of Athletic Training & Nutrition (ATN) in the Jerry & Vickie Moyes College of Education offers programs that educate students on the prevention, evaluation and management of injuries and optimal nutrition for development, athletic performance and health. We offer graduate and undergraduate students exceptional educational experiences in a variety of teaching environments supported by faculty with diverse expertise. Our state-of-the-art facilities — including fully equipped laboratories (biomechanics, nutritional biochemistry, foods and athletic training), a networked computer lab, swimming and hydrotherapy pools and ample indoor and outdoor fitness and activity areas — provide outstanding areas for student instruction and research. With a curriculum designed to develop professional knowledge and skills, our graduates are prepared for careers in allied healthcare and to work in a variety of educational, health and fitness settings.

Through instruction, scholarship and service, our department offers a Master of Science degree in athletic training, Bachelor of Science degrees in athletic training, athletic therapy and nutrition education and a nutrition education minor. We also support the efforts of undergraduates seeking the Bachelor of Integrated Studies degree, offering nutrition education and sports medicine as emphases for the BIS Program.

Mission Statement

The Department of Athletic Training & Nutrition supports and enhances the mission of the university by promoting and integrating into the university experience the applied sciences of athletic training and nutrition through effective and impactful instruction, scholarship and service. This is accomplished by professional preparation and personal service that helps individuals promote health, recovery and an active lifestyle.

Facilities

Athletic Training & Athletic Therapy

  • Biomechanics lab
  • Classroom for first aid and CPR
  • Research lab
  • AT laboratory classroom
  • SwimEx hydrotherapy pool
  • Classroom for rehabilitation and evaluation courses

Nutrition

  • Greenhouse for organic produce
  • Garden
  • Beekeeping
  • Nutrition/biochemistry research lab
  • Health assessment lab
  • Nutrition classroom
  • Food lab and classroom with demo and cooking stations