The Southern Nazarene University Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP) in no longer accepting new students. Southern Nazarene University ATEP is accredited by the Athletic Training at Southern Nazarene University, Bethany OklahomaCommission 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, and is currently executing a teach out of its current students. Students interested in pursuing a career in Athletic Training are encouraged to explore the Pre-Athletic Training degree at SNU.

The SNU ATEP is currently non-compliant by CAATE as it undergoes changes to continually strive for excellence from the students. Changes to the program include a revision of courses offered to enhance critical thinking by engaging students in Athletic Training specific scenarios. The program is also undergoing a change to the clinical curriculum to enhance students’ experience. Through these concentrated efforts, the Athletic Training Education program is striving to increase the first time pass rate.

Pre-Athletic Training


Graduates from the SNU Pre-Athletic Training Program are prepared and eligible to attend graduate school in the pursuit of a Master’s in Athletic Training. Curriculum content focuses around:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Physics
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • First Aid/CPR
  • Orthopedic Evaluation
  • Nutrition
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Biomechanics


Upon completing a Masters degree in Athletic Training, graduates would find opportunities as a health care provider to the physically active in a wide variety of settings including:

  • High Schools
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Private Clinics
  • Hospitals
  • Industrial / Corporate


  • Experience working as clinicians in a variety of settings
  • Experience with preceptors through collegiate athletes, high schools and surrounding communities

BOC Certification Examination Pass Rate Table