The Athletic Training Education Program at Lees-McRae College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) and provides ample opportunities for classroom and field experience learning. All athletic training students have opportunities to work closely with BOC Certified Athletic Trainers, 17 athletic teams and over 300 Bobcat student athletes, regional medical facilities and local ski resorts. LMC facilities include the Williams Athletic Training Clinic, Athletic Training Lab, Athletic Training Weight Room and the Rhea-Lyons Indoor Pool. Students who complete this program graduate with over 700 hours of clinical experience.


Sample Courses

Introduction to Athletic Training
First Aid and CPR
Personal Health (Nutrition)
Athletic Training Clinical Education Experience I, II, III, IV
Assessment of Athletic Injuries I, II
Therapeutic Modalities
Therapeutic Exercises
Organization/Administration in Athletic Training
Field Experience I, II
Senior Research
Human Anatomy/ Physiology I, II
Physiology of Exercise
Anatomical Kinesiology
Introductory Biochemistry
Descriptive Biomechanics

Sample Academic Plan »

See full degree and minor requirements in the College Catalog

Career Opportunities

Certified Athletic Trainers work with physicians and other allied health care professionals to provide care for the physically active in secondary schools, colleges and universities, professional sports, and sports medicine clinics. The Certified Athletic Trainer possesses skills and knowledge in the areas of injury prevention, assessment and evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation, administration, education, and counseling.

Additional Information

Program Mission Admissions Requirements Scholarships
Retention Policy Useful Links Course Sequencing
Degree Checklist Board of Certification Exam Results


Rita Smith MA, LAT, ATC
Assistant Professor
Director of Athletic Training Education
Chair, Division of Nursing and Allied Health
Senior Woman Administrator for Athletics
Zsachlayne (Zee) Roguska ’12, LAT, ATC
Head Athletic Trainer
Luke Carson, MS, LAT, ATC, CPT
Assistant Athletic Trainer

Meghan Lay ’13 , LAT, ATC
Assistant Athletic Trainer

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Rita Smith MA, LAT, ATC
Assistant Professor
Director of Athletic Training Education
Chair, Division of Sport and Wellness Studies
Senior Woman Administrator for Athletics