Concord University Athletic Training Program Maintains Accrediting Body Standards

For Immediate Release: 
Mar 23 2015

CONTACT:  Sarah Dalton

Concord University

Office of Advancement

PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712

(304) 384-6312,         





ATHENS, W.Va. – The Concord University Athletic Training Program has received notification of its full compliance in accordance with the standards set forth by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (the CAATE).

This recognition was achieved through the submission of an Annual Report as mandated by the CAATE. The report was submitted by John C. Roberts, Jr., MSEd, ATC (Program Director) and Laura Wamsley, MEd, ATC (Clinical Education Coordinator.)

The CAATE is recognized as an accrediting agency for professional level athletic training education by the Council of Higher Education.

“Students wishing to pursue a career in athletic training must go through a program that is accredited by the CAATE,” Roberts said. “We have full accreditation through 2018, at which point we will need to complete another intensive “Self-Study.”  The annual report is a broader view ensuring programs maintain standards and compliance in between Self-Study.”

Athletic trainers specialize in the prevention, evaluation and rehabilitation of orthopedic injuries and conditions.  A student completing a degree in athletic training is eligible to sit for the Board of Certification (BOC) National Certification Exam.

Upon successfully passing this exam an individual would earn the credentials “ATC.” This certification would allow the professional to work in multiple settings as an athletic trainer, including: colleges, high schools, sports medicine or physical therapy clinics, professional sports, orthopedic physicians’ offices, performing arts, military, and/or industrial areas to name a few.

To learn more about Concord University’s Athletic Training Program visit or contact John Roberts at or 304-384-6346.


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