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Bethany College competes in 18 NAIA sports, and the Athletic Department is a key part of keeping our student-athletes ready for those competitions.
There is no offseason for athletic training instructors and students, and they often have multiple sporting seasons practicing and playing at the same time.
Starting in early August with orientation sessions that include CPR, first aid, and emergency response through the end of May, the AT team ensures every sport and every athlete is able to perform their best.
Head Athletic Trainer Jody Miller says Assistant Athletic Trainer Laura Stenlund and the twelve AT students help their fellow athletes to feel more comfortable in the training room and convey to them the importance of getting regular treatments for their injuries. Athletic trainers are able to help get athletes back on the field, mat, or court quicker and stronger.
A variety of careers are available to graduates with a Bachelor's of Arts in athletic training. Graduates may take the National Athletic Trainers' Association Board of Certification exam to become Certified Athletic Trainers, obtain master's degrees in related fields, or continue their education in medical school or physical therapy school.
If you or someone you know is interested in helping the Athletic Training department support the Swedes, please contact Amy Cruce, BAA Coordinator, or Miller.