CAATE Program Information and Outcomes Page


The McKendree University Undergraduate Athletic Training Education Program was started in 1997 with the hiring of Dr. Dawn Hankins. The first class graduated in 2000. In 2002 McKendree received initial accreditation for the program.

Over 125 students have graduated from the Undergraduate McKendree University Athletic Training Education Program.

Our graduates are employed in a variety of settings including Professional Baseball (Baltimore Orioles, New York Yankees, Washington Senators and Kansas City Royals), the United States Military, Boeing Aerospace, Pharmaceutical Sales, Fitness Industry, Orthopedic Medicine, Family Practice, Hospitals, Sports Medicine Clinics, High Schools, and College/University.

Over 60% of our graduates have graduate degrees; including athletic training, healthcare administration, business administration, medicine, physical therapy and physician assistant. Six graduates are dual credentialed as ATC/PT and six are dual credentialed as ATC/PA. Other graduates have achieved credentials in nursing, physical therapy assistant and physician.

The Undergraduate Athletic Training Program was phased out with the last class graduating in the spring of 2019. A new Master of Science in Athletic Training Program was started in the summer of 2019. The graduate program received initial accreditation in 2021.

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Program Information and Outcomes