Athletic Training Education Program

Howard Payne University’s Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP) is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The program has been placed on Probation as of February 23, 2018, by the CAATE, 6850 Austin Center Blvd., Suite 100, Austin, TX 78731-3101. CAATE accreditation provides ATEP graduates eligibility to sit for the National Athletic Trainer’s Association (NATA) Board of Certification examination.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Athletic Training Education Program is to provide and promote a Christ-centered approach to the development of entry level professional Athletic Trainers through competency based education and clinical experience.

ATEP Goals

1. Provide a quality Christ-centered educational experience.
2. Upon graduation, students will have the necessary knowledge and clinical skills for an entry-level professional athletic trainer.
3. Upon graduation, students will have the knowledge and skills to be evidence based practitioners.

ATEP Objectives

1. Students will receive a quality educational experience from all faculty, preceptors, and clinical sites.
2. The student will have knowledge base necessary for the entry-level professional.
3. The student will have the opportunity to observe, practice, and master the clinical integrated competencies in their clinical rotations.
4. The student will have the knowledge and skills necessary to be able to gather, interpret, and apply current research to athletic training.


Any additional cost a student in the program may occur is embedded in course fees. CPR professional rescuer, SWATA competency workshop, and NATA membership is all built into the course fee system. To see current course fees please look at the current Schedule of Classes under

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