Associate Professor of Kinesiology
The University of Mobile is pleased to announce that we are making plans to start a new graduate program in Athletic Training, with courses leading to a Master of Athletic Training. We will begin working toward accreditation from the accrediting body for athletic training programs, the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).
A recent decision by CAATE to make the master’s degree the entry-level professional degree for athletic training professionals means the organization will no longer accredit undergraduate athletic training programs after 2022. Because of this change in the profession, the time is right for the University of Mobile to transition away from offering an undergraduate degree in Athletic Training and instead develop a master’s-level Athletic Training program.
The University of Mobile 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. Students currently enrolled in the University of Mobile Athletic Training Program are not affected by this change and may continue to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in athletic training. However, the UMobile Athletic Training program has voluntarily withdrawn their accreditation and is no longer admitting students.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 2020.
This restructuring offers some exciting possibilities as the University of Mobile considers expanding its health sciences areas.
Please contact Lori DeLong, Program Director of University of Mobile Athletic Training Program, with any questions at 251.442.2302 or firstname.lastname@example.org.