Athletic Training Educational Program
Welcome to the Gardner-Webb University Athletic Training Educational Program; a CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education) accredited program. We are excited about your interest in the University and our Program. The educational experience has two major parts; Classroom Education and Clinical Education . The combination of classroom learning and practice in the clinical environment fosters application of knowledge. Athletic training students going through this process will learn not just how to look at a problem, but how to solve the problem.
The Gardner-Webb University Athletic Training Educational Program has been blessed to receive additional funding and support from the Fullerton Foundation. During the summer of 2004, Gardner – Webb University received an additional educational grant of $200,000 from the Fullerton Foundation to purchase educational supplies, materials and equipment. This follows the $98,883 grant that the Athletic Training Educational Program received in 1998 from the same foundation. A large portion of the funds received in 1998 were spent on classroom renovations. The Athletic Training Educational Program now has a fully integrated multi-media classroom/lab. With these additions our Athletic Training Educational Program will afford the athletic training student the ability to learn with the most current software and technology. The most recent grant was used to supply the 3,000 square foot athletic training room located in the Football Center adjacent to Spangler Stadium which opened in August of 2004. This additional space along with the "state of the art" equipment will provide the athletic training student with an exciting clinical education experience.
The Athletic Training Educational Program's competitive admission standard, and limited enrollment of 36 students is an ideal environment where the focus is on education.