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Current Students

“The Athletic Training Education Program here at the University of Charleston has been a great transition into college from high school and I feel that it will prepare me for the transition into the real world from college. You will not find better professors/advisors at any other school. I promise you that!”
— Stephan Ball, Chapmanville, WV, Class of 2011 

“I found that the program has given me a sense of direction in my life in which it will allow me to strive towards a career... The program has opened up a huge networking door for my career as well.”
— Lane Catlett, Caroline County, VA, Class of 2011 

“My experience in the UC Athletic Training Program has been great! The instructors and staff are excellent sources, and are great to get to know on a personal level. Small class sizes allow for more personalized instruction, and provide a great learning environment. The curriculum is strenuous, but being able to apply what you have learned on the field to help an athlete is an amazing sense of accomplishment that makes up for all the hard work. Athletic Training is a great way to keep around sports while also receiving a great education in the health sciences field.”
— David Yates, Poca, WV, Class of 2011 

“The athletic training program at the University of Charleston is very challenging. However, the athletic trainers at our school love what they do which helps make learning the material easier and enjoyable. Time management and work ethics are key attributes that will make one successful in the program.”
— German Hall, White Plains, MD, Class of 2012 

“I have enjoyed my time thus far in the program. I have learned more than I ever expected. This program has allowed me to participate in many amazing experiences, such as the District 3 Conference in Virginia Beach, Virginia and the Pittsburgh Marathon. Because of this program I will be able to have many great career opportunities.”
— Leann McKay, Teays Valley, WV, Class of 2012 

Former Students

“UC's athletic training program taught me how to handle medical situations as well as ethical dilemmas with maturity and professionalism. This has benefitted me greatly in the medical field as well as everyday life. I have become a more mature woman with the help of UC's athletic Training program.”
— Megan Garnes, Pomeroy, Ohio, Class of 2009Current School: Shawnee State University/MOT and OTA programs

“The University of Charleston's ATEP program is one that fosters education but also encourages students to perform to the best of their potential and to part take in available opportunities that can optimize learning and Athletic Training experiences. Throughout my undergraduate education, I have had the opportunity to be taught by what I think are the best professors, and I was also able to gain valuable clinical education experiences. I have accepted a GA position with the University of Nebraska-Omaha… I will be mastering in exercise physiology.”
— OMareen Spence, Kingston, Jamaica, Class of 2010 

“The University of Charleston ATEP program allowed me to make a smooth transition from the classroom to a career in the medical field. The knowledge I gained, responsibility I took on, and the character qualities I absorbed made me an instant asset to Biomet Orthopedics.”
— Bryan Johnson, Marietta, OH, Class of 2007
Employment:  Junior Associate, Biomet Orthopedics

“After completing my degree, I feel prepared to enter the medical field as a confident health care professional. Being a student at the University of Charleston Athletic Training program, I have gained friends and mentors that I'm sure will last a lifetime.”
— Cynthia Marley, Sylvania, OH, Class of 2009Employment: Rowing Coach — St. Ursula Academy

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