Program Description


Are you interested in a career as an athletic trainer? George Fox University’s bachelor’s degree in athletic training prepares you to work in a wide range of settings. Graduates of the program are employed at secondary schools, colleges, corporate fitness centers, physical therapy clinics, and rehabilitation and sports medicine clinics. Some graduates obtain advanced degrees in several disciplines related to exercise science and athletic training.

Certified athletic trainers are medical professionals who are experts in injury prevention, assessment, treatment and rehabilitation, particularly in the orthopedic and musculoskeletal disciplines. Students who are accepted into the program and complete all requirements will be prepared to sit for the athletic training Board of Certification exam.

In addition to taking courses related to your major, you’ll take general education classes ranging from Bible and the humanities to communication and mathematics – all taught from a Christian worldview where faith is integrated with learning.

The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Athletic Training Education (CAATE).

About George Fox College

George Fox is the oldest Christian university in Oregon. More than 125 years ago, evangelical Quaker pioneers helped settle the rich and fruitful Chehalem Valley of Oregon, which is now known for its premier vineyards. George Fox is Oregon's nationally recognized Christian university, providing students with personal attention, global opportunities to learn and serve, and a support community that encourages academic rigor and spiritual growth. The university offers more than 40 majors, adult degree programs, six seminary degrees, and 12 master's and doctoral degrees. In addition to a residential campus in Newberg, Oregon, classes are now taught in Portland, Salem and Redmond, Oregon.