Welcome from the Program Director

Welcome to the Athletic Training Program at Saint Louis University.

The students and faculty of the program are advocates for the profession of athletic training and seek to live, study and work in the Jesuit tradition. Visit to SLU's tradition and mission page to get more information.

We are proud to be in the Doisy College of Health Sciences, where the Athletic Training Program is situated as a peer among highly regarded and accredited health professions programs. The shared resources and the interprofessional nature of SLU's Medical Center campus create a broad experience for our students. Visit the interprofessional education page to get more information.

I consider the academic and clinical experience of this program to be on par with other top Athletic Training Programs in the country. Evidence of the quality of this experience is our excellent first time pass rate on the Board of Certification Examination, and the successful job placement rate of our graduates. Visit our program outcomes page to get more information.

We gained accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education as a Graduate Professional program in 2010 and we have been awarded continuing accreditation through 2025. Four faculty members serve as the core faculty of our program. Highly regarded physicians and athletic trainers from the St. Louis area also serve as adjunct faculty and preceptors. Courses in gross anatomy, medical imaging, sports psychology and exercise physiology are taught by other highly respected faculty members at Saint Louis University. Visit to our clinical education page to get more information.

Our program also has a global reach. AT students at SLU can study up to two years in Madrid during the pre-professional phase of the program to gain an immersive international experience. International experiences in the professional phase of the program are also possible. SLU is also an institutional member of the prestigious World Federation of Athletic Training and Therapy.

Our program also serves as an advocate for appropriate health care and is engaged in the community. Supported by Saint Louis University Hospital, we have a staff member that provides athletic training services to two high schools in the Archdiocese of St. Louis: St. Mary’s High School and Bishop Dubourg High School. We have been awarded an Ethnic Diversity Enhancement Grant by the NATA and we also participate in an initiative with the St. Louis Rams and Athletico to provide athletic training services to the St. Louis Public Schools.

The program has hosted the Missouri Athletic Trainers’ Association meeting twice in the last five years and also has hosted several other events promoting athletic training in the community. SLU AT faculty members appear regularly in local media to lend expertise in important issues.

The program is also engaged in national organizations. In 2012, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) selected SLU to become the new home to the Journal of Athletic Training and the Athletic Training Education Journal. Their editorial offices relocated to the Allied Health Building at SLU and their staff became a part of the SLU AT program. Faculty members of the SLU AT program also serve in key roles for the NATA Executive Committee for Education, the BOC Standards Committee and as a CAATE accreditation site visitor.

I welcome your interest in the program. We are a freshmen entry program but we also accept transfers and post-baccaalaureate students into the program. Go to our admissions page to get more specific information about the program and applying for admission.

If you have any questions, please contact me at atep@slu.edu or 314-977-8561.


Anthony Breitbach, Ph.D., ATC

Director, Associate Professor

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