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Prospective Athletic Training Student

Athletic Training Students (ATS) play a vital role in the continued success of our athletic programs. Each ATS is given the opportunity to participate in all activities directed out of the Cougar Athletic Training Room: Injury prevention, recognition & evaluation, initial management, and rehabilitation activities. Athletic Training Students assigned to work with a specific sport work all practice sessions, cover all home events, and often accompany the team on the road. Because of the nature of college athletics, you must be prepared to occasionally work early mornings, in the evening, on weekends, and over some holidays.

While specific duties and responsibilities vary with each Athletic Training Student according to experience and capabilities, certain general responsibilities exist. Each ATS is expected to:

  • Strive for success in the classroom.
  • Correctly apply effective taping, wrapping, and padding techniques.
  • Follow through on training room and event procedures.
  • Recognize common athletic injury situations.
  • Complete proper first aid care and emergency procedures.
  • Follow through with general injury management activities.
  • Follow the correct application techniques of physical therapy modalities.


  • Sincerity towards service
  • Willing to learn
  • Dependable / Present and on-time for all assignments
  • Capable of working without supervision
  • Friendly attitude / Fun to be around
  • Is resourceful and demonstrates common sense
  • Can keep training room / team events and comments confidential
  • Is loyal to both the college and the athletic department


Academically, Athletic Training Students have the opportunity to complete a two-year curriculum designed to prepare one for almost any college/university program. Most Athletic Training Students pursue a career in some avenue of health, physical education, or recreation. A special course of study is offered for the student interested in pursuing a career in athletic training. Past Athletic Training Students have achieved careers in education, exercise science, osteopathic medicine, physical therapy, chiropractic medicine, nursing, and emergency care.
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Students making the decision to attend Barton to begin their college education find that such a decision proves to be very cost effective. Scholarships are available to help selected athletic training students meet college expenses. Eligibility for a sports medicine department scholarships requires Kansas residency.

Prospective Student Athletic Trainer Questionnaire

Once we have received your completed questonnaire, additional information regarding our program will be sent via text or email. Should you have further questions or concerns, be sure to contact Ken Henderson at  (620) 792-9371 or via email