Athletic Training

Athletic Training

Be an expert on the field.

Athletic training majors share a few central qualities: a drive to perform at the highest standard, a spirit of compassion for those around them, and a desire to integrate their faith with the healing process. We will train you in injury prevention, rehabilitation, immediate care, and professional responsibility as you prepare to hit the ground running as an athletic trainer.

Be prepared to help. Be confident in your skillset. Be driven to succeed. Be TIU.

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Major requirements total 59 hours. This includes 45 hours in the Athletic Training core, 11 hours of biology, and 3 hours of psychology. You'll take interesting courses like... 

  • Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Exercise
  • Introduction to Bioethics
  • Physiology of Exercise
                …and many more!

You could complete your degree in just three years with tuition-free summer courses!

BIO 111 General Biology 4 hours
HS 351X Biomechanics 3 hours
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Did You Know?

You will have the opportunity to practice your skills on the field with any of our various sports teams, including men and women’s soccer, football, basketball, and more!


If you are looking at another program at TIU, you might want to consider adding one of these minors to your degree:

  • Coaching Minor
  • Fitness Specialist Minor
  • Health Psychology Minor

Careers & Internships

Understanding bone and muscle structure will only take you so far… you need hands-on experience to make the theoretical become a practical reality. As an Athletic Training major, you will have the chance to interact with certified athletic trainers in professional settings through your required internship. Many of our students have interned at AthletiCo, Illinois Bone and Joint Institute, Lake County High Schools, Accelerated Rehab , and Chicago Rush Arena Football. In addition to your internship, you will be able to put your skills to the test by working with TIU’s athletic department. 

View the outcomes of our recently graduated students.

Health Sciences: Kathryn Durbin

Kathryn Durbin

'08, B.A. / Athletic Training
Physician Assistant in Orthopedic Surgery

"The athletic training program more than adequately prepared me to take my boards and start out a career as an athletic trainer."

Career Objectives

  • Professional Sports
  • Secondary Schools
  • Performing Arts
  • Military
  • Hospital and Clinical
  • Public Safety
  • Sports Medicine Clinics
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Industrial/Occupational

"Athletic Training is a ministry... it is the epitome of service."


Our hope is that when you graduate, you will be prepared to be a part of the training and treatment of athletes and will have a better understanding of what it means to be created in the image of God.


Adjunct Faculty

  • Mallory Albertyn, MA, ATC
  • Angela Ferguson, MS
Athletic Training Core (59 hours)
HS 161 Medical Terminology 1 hour
HS 162 Introduction to Athletic Training 1 hour
HS 165X Responding to Emergencies and Sport Safety Training 3 hours
HS 168 Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries 4 hours
HS 201X Physiology of Exercise 3 hours
HS 202X Nutrition 3 hours
HS 211 Guided Field Experience and Skills Assessment I 1 hour
HS 212 Guided Field Experience and Skills Assessment II 1 hour
HS 261 Advanced Techniques and Assessment of Athletic Injuries I 2 hours
HS 262 Advanced Techniques and Assessment of Athletic Injuries II 2 hours
HS 311 Guided Field Experience and Skills Assessment III 1 hour
HS 312 Guided Field Experience and Skills Assessment IV 1 hour
HS 351X Biomechanics 3 hours
HS 360 General Medical Conditions in the Physically Active 3 hours
HS 364 Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Exercise 3 hours
HS 366 Therapeutic Modalities and Pharmacology 3 hours
HS 410 Health Sciences Seminar 1 hour
HS 454X Measurement, Research, Statistics, and Technology 3 hours
HS 456X Administration 3 hours
HS 480 Professional Rotation in Health Services 3-6 hours
Required Supporting Courses (14 hours):
BIO 340-341 Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II 8 hours
BE 474X Introduction to Bioethics -or-
BE 476X Undergraduate Bioethics Institute 3 hours
PSY 228X Sport and Wellness Psychology 3 hours
Highly Recommended Elective Courses:
CH 203 Essentials of Organic Biochemistry 4 hours
HPW 203 Performance Training and Ergogenic Aids 3 hours
HPW 234 Risk Management 2 hours
PHY 111-112 General Physics I and II 8 hours