ONE School.
TWO Degrees (Bachelor's & Master's)
THREE Years of Hands-on Experience.
FOUR Credentials (MS, ATC, EMT, CSCS).
Only FIVE Years!

The graduate Athletic Training program at Adrian College is the oldest accredited professional master's degree program in Michigan and the second in the country to offer a five-year accelerated degree program. Students begin coursework in their junior year.

In just five years, Athletic Training students will earn a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Exercise Science and a Master of Science (M.S.) in Athletic Training. Adrian College Athletic Training students also complete a comprehensive master's thesis and are eligible to become Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists (CSCSs) during their short time at Adrian College. The program collaborates with some of the best athletic trainers in the country, and our alumni are among them! Please continue reading our website or reach out to the Program Director, Dr. Claiborne, at for more information.

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Graduate Athletic Training Accreditation Status

In order for students to be eligible to sit for the Board of Certification (BOC) exam and become a certified athletic trainer (AT), they must graduate from a Commission on Accreditation for Athletic Training Education (CAATE)-accredited program. When a program is accredited, it means they meet the minimum standards necessary to prepare entry-level professionals. The Athletic Training program at Adrian College has been accredited since 2010. Please access the CAATE Program Information and Outcomes Page to learn more about the program.

Please contact Dr. Claiborne at with any additional questions regarding accreditation status (Updated 2021).

Mission Statement

To deliver exceptional educational programming for the future success of Athletic Training graduates and the profession.

Program Goals

  • The program will provide a secure but intellectually stimulating academic environment that supports independent and cooperative learning across diverse student backgrounds.
  • Using evidence based practice, students will collaborate with interprofessional teams of health professionals to provide patient-centered care.
  • Via scientific inquiry, students will consume, apply, and perform clinically relevant research.
  • Students will exhibit and promote all aspects of professional and ethical conduct and uphold the standards of practice.

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