Athletic Training



The Athletic Training Program (ATP) at Culver-Stockton College will be a distinguished educational leader, recognized for producing exceptional professionals and academic scholars in the athletic training field.


The mission of the Culver-Stockton College ATP is to professionally prepare students of promise for successful careers and advanced studies in athletic training.  The ATP is a supportive learning community that prepares students for a dynamic allied health care market, within a CAATE-accredited experiential learning curriculum. Gain practical skills and useful knowledge to pursue a career in the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries.In congruence with Culver-Stockton College’s mission of providing a supportive learning community, students should expect:

  • exceptional and challenging education with personal attention and directed mentorship
  • opportunities beyond the traditional boundaries of the classroom, while fostering professional growth and intellectual curiosity
  • outstanding and diverse clinical education experiences encompassing a wealth of allied-health professions and settings


The ATP is committed to producing students that understand, demonstrate, and value competency mastery, a diverse skill set and experiences, and a commitment to service leadership in their communities and the athletic training profession.

  • Competent- competency mastery will be reflected in the ATP’s emphasis on repetition, rigor, and accountability to ensure students are prepared for the BOC exam and professional practice
  • Skilled- diverse skill set and experiences will be reflected with a focus on obtaining external certifications (such a Graston Technique, Kinesio Taping, and others) and experiencing travel (Olympic Training Center, Ireland, and others) to increase professional marketability and improve patient care
  • Committed- commitment to leadership experiences will be reflected in volunteering in the community and attending professional association functions, allowing students to promote the profession and enhance professional networking

Culver-Stockton will no longer be accepting freshman cohorts. Any student entering C-SC with the desire to pursue an AT degree must graduate by May 2020 and must be enrolled in the program for no less than two years. Culver-Stockton is providing a Health Sciences degree with a track in Health Promotion (corporate wellness, fitness, kinesiology/exercise science) and a track in Rehabilitation Science (pre-athletic training, pre-physical therapy, pre-chiropractic).

Admission Requirements and Standards
Clinical Participation
Continuing Participation Training
4-year Suggested Degree Plan

Download the Handbook
Download the Board of Certification Pass Rates


Jay Hoffman
Associate Professor, Department Chair of Athletic Training & Health Sciences and Athletic Training Program Director
Phone: (573) 288-6534

The Culver-Stockton College (C-SC) Athletic Training Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The program has be placed on probation as of February 19, 2016 by the CAATE, 6850 Austin Center Blvd., Suite 100, Austin, TX 78731-3101.

C-SC takes this matter very seriously, and is committed to its mission to “professionally prepare students of promise for successful careers and advanced studies in athletic training.” We are currently compliant with 108 of the 109 standards. Deficiency in Standard 11, first-time aggregate pass-rate of 70%, has resulted in programmatic enhancements to better prepare students for standardized testing and test-taking strategies to best challenge the Board of Certification examination. As a result, the 2016 graduating cohort has a 100% first-time pass-rate, and the 2015 cohort was 83%. We continue to monitor and evaluate our student preparation, as well as program performance, to ensure that we provide a supportive and high quality professional education for our students. From 2011-2015, 89% of our graduates are practicing athletic trainers.