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Spring 2014 Athletic Training Graduates
5/10/14.  Congratulations to the Spring 2014 Athletic Training Graduates!
AT Congratulations
4/24/14: Congratulations to Dwayne Hagenow (far right), recipient of the 2014 Gordon A. Taylor Student Leadership Award. Click here to learn more.
AT Congratulations
7/1/14: Congratulations to our Athletic Training students.
ATSA Retreat 2014
4/12/14: AT Students travel to the Wisconsin Dells for the 2014 ATSA Retreat.
Athletic Training
Athletic Training students head out to practice.
Heather Saladino '11
Athletic Training alumnus Heather Saladino '11.
Athletic Training
April 2013: Athletic Training students working at the Donna Phillips Run.
IATA 2013
April 2013: Athletic Training students attend the IATA meeting.
Kristin Kuhar '12
Kristin Kuhar  '12 presents her research project at the NATA National Conference in St. Loius.
Spring 2012 Athletic Training Graduates
5/12/12: Congratuations to our Spring 2012 graduates in Athletic Training.
AT Month 2012
3/1/12: Athletic Training students meet with the Mayor of Macomb as part of National Athletic Training Month
Laura Lins 2011
11/11: Laura Lins receives the Lincoln Academy of Illinois Student Laureate Award for 2011-12 Read More
IATA 2011
11/5/11 WIU Athletic Training students win the cup at the IATA Bowl held at the state meeting.
AT Month 2011
3/3/11: The Mayor of Macomb receives the proclamation from athletic training student, Quinn Hall. Read More
Exercise Science
9/29/11 WIU students working out with Joe Decker '98, the World's Fittest Man
Department of Kinesiology

Athletic Training

"Making a Difference Since 1973"

Western Illinois University's Athletic Training Education Program's goal is to prepare athletic training students for a future role in the health care of the physically active and to meet entry-level standards of the Certified Athletic Trainer.


Western Illinois University's Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP) strives to provide athletic training students with premier academic, clinical, and hands-on experiences within the field of athletic training. Through research, instruction, application, and feedback in the prevention, recognition, evaluation and rehabilitation of the physically active, the ATEP prepares students for success on the National Athletic Trainers' Association Board of Certification examination while building qualified entry-level professionals who are characterized by their commitment to the profession, leadership in the community, and life-long learning.


Western Illinois University's Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP) will be recognized nationally as one of the premier athletic training education programs. Western's ATEP will be widely known for its state of the art facility and excellent instructors who are recognized for their contributions to the athletic training profession. Students will have the opportunity to develop and utilize applied technical and clinical skills as well as critical thinking and problem-solving abilities to assist in the daily operation of traditional and non-traditional athletic training settings. Western Illinois University graduates will assume significant leadership responsibilities across the nation and around the world.


Western Illinois University's Athletic Training Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The AT Program was first recognized in November 1972 by the National Athletic Trainers' Association Division of Professional Advancement as being an approved curriculum for athletic training. The Program has since maintained continued accreditation and will be up for renewal in the 2019-2020 academic year. For more information regarding the accreditation process and CAATE, please go to the website at

Atletic Training

If you have any questions about Western Illinois University's Athletic Training Education Program, please contact Dr. Renee Polubinsky at or by phone at 309-298-2050.