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Department Information

Head Athletic Trainer:  Edwin Detweiler
Associate Dean:  Dr. Marcy Tanner

For financial reasons, the athletic training program at SWOSU has voluntarily withdrawn their accreditation and is no longer admitting students.  The date of voluntary withdrawal of accreditation coincides with the graduation of the last cohort in May 2018.

Students already accepted into the professional phase of the SWOSU program will be allowed to complete the Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training and seek certification, but must finish athletic training courses in spring 2018.

For new students, SWOSU will continue to offer many degree tracks that will fulfill their pre-professional training, such as Allied Health Sciences, Exercise Science, and Emergency Medical Services.   Faculty advisors will help plan an appropriate course of study to prepare SWOSU students for graduate school.


The Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training Program in the School of Nursing & Allied Health Sciences within the College of Professional and Graduate Studies is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education in (CAATE), 2201 Double Creek Drive, Suite 5006, Round Rock, TX 78664,  P:512-733-9700, F: 512-733-9701.

The National Athletic Trainers’ Association, Inc. (NATA), cooperates to sponsor the CAATE and to collaboratively develop the Standards for Entry-Level Athletic Training Educational Programs.

The AT program at SWOSU received its initial National Accreditation in July of 2003. In the Fall of 2009, the AT Program completed a self-study review and received re-accreditation through the academic year 2017-2018. 

SWOSU Athletic Training Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).  The Program has been placed on Probation as of February 19, 2016 by the CAATE, 6850 Austin Center Blvd., Suite 100, Austin, TX 78731-3101.

SWOSU will not be hosting a summer High School Athletic Training Camp.

CAATE and Accreditation Information


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