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Athletic Training (BS) (3+2 Program Now Available)

Important Note: North Park University has transitioned its CAATE-accredited undergraduate athletic training degree to an entry-level master’s degree. This is in response to the requirement that athletic trainers must possess a master’s degree to enter the workforce. After the 2017-2018 academic year, we will no longer be accepting students into our undergraduate athletic training program. Instead, students who come to campus during 2018-2019 and beyond will be eligible to complete our 3+2 accelerated master’s degree where the student can receive both a bachelor’s degree in exercise science and a master of science degree in athletic training in 5 calendar years.

3+2 Program

Applicants with a completed bachelor’s degree may apply directly to North Park’s master of science in athletic training program.

MSAT Degree Program

Why Study Athletic Training?

With an increased focus on healthcare, one of the job market’s fastest-growing occupations and in-demand degree tracks is athletic training. Whether you want to be on the front lines of playing field action or rehabilitating injured patients, athletic training offers a variety of opportunities. Athletic trainers are licensed healthcare providers who work in secondary schools, colleges and universities, sports medicine clinics, professional sports organizations, hospitals, and physicians’ offices, as well as industry, corporate, military, and performing arts settings.

Faculty Spotlight: Andrew Lundgren

Andrew Lundgren first came to North Park in 1996 as head athletic trainer and became the program director in 2000. Along with overseeing the Athletic Training Program (ATP), Andrew keeps his skills sharp by serving as the athletic trainer for the men’s soccer team.

More About Andrew Lundgren

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Learn from Professional Athletic Trainers

North Park University’s athletic training faculty and staff are all athletic trainers who are passionate about helping you gain the knowledge and practical skills you need. As a student, you’ll work closely with them in both the classroom and on the sidelines. You’ll utilize North Park’s on-campus clinical facilities as you assist them in providing healthcare to the University’s Division III athletic teams. You’ll also develop close relationships with faculty as mentors and advisors as you complete off-campus clinical rotations and progress through the program toward your goal of becoming an athletic trainer.

Program Outcomes & BOC Pass Rate

Facilities and Clinical Education

Hands-on experience is key to becoming an athletic trainer. Our program includes six clinical rotations, utilizing our state-of-the-art on-campus facilities, as well as working at a variety of exciting, prestigious off-campus sites in the city of Chicago.



Alumni Careers

  • Head Athletic Trainer, Vancouver Whitecaps (MLS)
  • Sports Medicine and Physical Therapy, Athletico
  • Athletic Trainer, Los Angeles Rams (NFL)
  • Physical Therapist, Novacare
  • Athletic Trainer, Cincinnati Bengals (NFL)
  • Physician Assistant
  • Industrial Athletic Trainer, American Airlines

Program Application Process

Students interested in applying to the athletic training major start by taking the introduction to athletic training course during their first semester at North Park. In this course, you’ll not only learn the about the profession, you’ll also receive an application packet for the program. This application process takes place during the spring semester of your first year.

Application Process

North Park University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The program has been placed on Probation as of February 11, 2020, by the CAATE, 6850 Austin Center Blvd., Suite 100, Austin, TX 78731-3101.

The probation status is due to not meeting Standard 11: 70% three-year aggregate first-time pass rate on the Board of Certification examination. The program continues to accept, prepare, and graduate students from its Master of Science in Athletic Training program.