Athletic Training

The athletic training program here at CWI has done more than prepare me to continue my education... it has made me excited to enter this field.
Austin Adams


The Athletic Training Associate of Arts degree provides students with the opportunity to explore this area of sports medicine through courses in nutrition, biological and physical sciences, applied anatomy, and care and prevention of athletic injuries. The goals of the program are to help students earn an Associate of Arts degree in Physical Education with a concentration in athletic training and to assist students with transfer to a four-year program in athletic training or a related field.


Degree programs within the Exercise and Health Sciences Department serve to prepare students to transfer to a four-year institution in the fields of exercise science, athletic training, pre-physical therapy, and health promotion. Graduates will demonstrate specific sport, health, and exercise-related knowledge and display critical thinking, problem-solving skills, and academic proficiency to meet the challenges of upper-division curriculum and real-world application.

Why This Program

CWI offers a state-of-the-art Human Performance laboratory along with the most advanced curriculum available at a community college in the state of Idaho. Students will have the opportunity to work with athletes as well as the average population completing health screenings, exercise testing and prescription, injury prevention, and taping techniques. Upon successful completion of the program, students will be prepared to apply to the athletic training program of their choice.

What You Will Learn to Do

  • Injury rehabilitation
  • Injury prevention
  • Taping techniques
  • Nutrition concepts for weight loss/management
  • Training principles
  • Concepts in athletic injury
  • Medical Terminology
  • Nutrition to fuel performance
  • Exercise physiology
  • Sport history
  • Sport psychology
  • Exercise prescription


Are you interested in Health, Exercise, Medicine, or Science? Do you want to make friends who are interested in getting and staying healthy? Would you enjoy getting to know more about the field of Exercise and Health Science? And please note you... more

Additional Opportunities

Students will complete a 15-hour internship within the community in the field of their choice.

Respectful Community

The College of Western Idaho is committed to maintaining a Respectful Community by providing equal opportunity for all individuals and does not discriminate in services, benefits, or activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability status, veteran status, age, or any other legally protected status.  More on Title IX

Requirements and Costs

Degrees and Certificates

Associate of Arts in Education—Physical: Athletic Training



Delivery Formats:
Traditional, Hybrid

Important Dates for Credit Programs

  Spring 2017 Summer 2017 Fall 2017
Registration Open November 14 April 10 April 10
Financial Aid Priority Date December 5 May 15 July 10
Admission Deadline December 30 May 19 August 4
Last Day to Register January 13 June 2 August 18
Tuition and Fees Due January 13 June 2 August 18
Classes Begin January 17* June 5* August 21
*Some classes begin before or after this date. See the class schedule for more information.


Navigating your way through college can be confusing, especially if you try to go it alone. CWI One Stop Student Services offers advising assistance, to help in deciding which courses you need to take to complete your educational goals. Visit Advising for more information or contact One Stop Student Services to schedule an appointment.

The Athletic Training Degree Progression Grid is available to use in addition to the Advising Worksheet.

Connecting With Ideas

Connecting With Ideas (CWID 101) is the first semester student success course designed to help CWI students become engaged members of the academic community and cultivate habits for lifelong achievement and success. Each semester, students can select from a variety of themes. More information about next semesters CWID 101 themes


Look beyond your degree at CWI and plan for continuing your education by working closely with CWI advising and representatives of your intended transfer school. Planning before you transfer can save you time and money. Visit Transfer Information for more information or contact One Stop Student Services.

The College of Western Idaho Athletic Training Program has agreements in place with many of Idaho's universities in order to help students transfer credits and complete four-year degrees.

Financial Aid Available

Did you know that as a student in this program you may be eligible for financial aid? Through grants, scholarships, and loans, more than 60 percent of first-time, full-time CWI students receive some form of financial assistance. To learn more about financial aid options and whether you may be eligible, visit Financial Aid.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition for a full-time CWI student averages half the cost of a state university and a third of the cost of a private college. Tuition and fees vary based on program and residence. Visit Tuition and Fees for more information.

Career Info

Students with degrees in athletic training are trained in the fields of athletic injury, treatment, and prevention. Students will go on to have careers in multiple areas including colleges and universities, hospitals and clinical settings, occupational health, military, professional sports, public safety, and high schools.


  • Athletic Training
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Research
  • Strength and Conditioning


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