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William Woods University is no longer accepting applications to the Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training program as we transition to our new Master of Science in Athletic Training program, which can be completed in 5 years.

For undergraduate students interested in pursuing an education in athletic training, William Woods offers a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science with a sports medicine/pre-athletic training concentration.


William Woods University Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic training students enrolled in the Clinical I and Clinical II courses are typically assigned to the Athletic Training Staff on campus here at William Woods University. WWU is a member of the NAIA competing in the American Midwest Conference. The athletic training students gain valuable experience under the direct supervision of the Certified Athletic Trainers in upper and lower extremity sports as well as the opportunity to work with both male and female athletes in team and individual sports.
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Peak Sport and Spine

Peak Sport and Spine is considered the leader in Sports medicine and Physical Therapy in Mid-Missouri. They have 11 clinics throughout the area. The Athletic Training Education Program utilizes the clinic in Fulton, Ashland, and Berrywood clinic in Columbia as clinical sites. Athletic training students enrolled in our General Medical clinical course gain valuable experience in a clinical setting under the direct supervision of Certified Athletic Trainers and Physical Therapists. Many of the Certified Athletic Trainers who work for Peak Performance also provide sports coverage to area high schools giving our athletic training student the opportunity to gain experience in the secondary school setting.
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Atlas Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine

Atlas Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine is a locally owned, private practice located in Fulton, Missouri. Athletic training students assigned to Atlas Physical Therapy during the Clinical IV course (General Medical) gain valuable experience in a clinical setting under the direct supervision of Jill Gamlin PT, ATC, CEAS. Jill also provides athletic training services to Fulton High School. This provides our athletic training students with the opportunity to gain experience in the secondary school setting. Atlas Physical Therapy also offers the only aquatic therapy program in Fulton that is certified by the Arthritis Foundation.
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Westminster College Intercollegiate Athletics

Westminster College is an NCAA Division III institution located in Fulton, Missouri, just minutes from the William Woods University campus. The history between Westminster College and William Woods University is very well known in the area and dates back to the founding of each institution. Athletic training students enrolled in our Clinical III course (Equipment Intensive) complete their clinical experience under the direct supervision of Josh Thompson, Head Athletic Trainer during the Blue Jays football season.
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Columbia Orthopaedic Group

Physician in the Columbia Orthopaedic Group serve as the team physicians for many of the local high schools and the different Universities and Colleges in Mid-Missouri, including William Woods University. Athletic training students have the opportunity to observe surgeries and injury clinics with our Team Physician or one of the specialist at Columbia Orthopaedic Group. Dr. Matt Thornburg serves as the Team Physician for WWU Athletics and as the Medical Director for the Athletic Training Education Program.
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As the Athletic Training Education Program continues to grow, additional Affiliated Clinical Sites will be added to ensure that all of the athletic training student have the opportunity to gain the best clinical experience possible.