Athletic Training

The Methodist University Athletic Training program is designed to prepare students for the professional opportunities as BOC Certified Athletic Trainers (ATC). Students accepted into the program will be working toward either a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training degree.

Methodist University is very fortunate to have six Certified Athletic Trainers on staff, a great advantage at the NCAA Division III level of athletics. In addition, students in the program will receive individual didactic and clinical instruction in both the classroom and in the athletic training facility from the staff as well as advising and instruction from the Athletic Training Program faculty.

Athletic training students gain valuable experience working with the athletes and coaches of the Monarchs nineteen NCAA Division III varsity athletic programs, many of which are nationally ranked and are perennial USA South Athletic Conference powers. Each student is assigned to a certified athletic training staff member for individualized clinical education in a variety of athletic settings. Athletic training students are expected to attend all practices and home events as assigned by the supervising certified athletic trainer.

All students in the Athletic Training Program are expected to become members of the Methodist University Student Athletic Trainers Association and the NATA.

Accreditation

The Athletic Training Program at Methodist University is currently on probation by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), 6850 Austin Center Blvd., Suite 100, Austin, TX 78731-3101. The program has chosen to Voluntarily Withdraw its Accreditation and is no longer admitting students. The date of voluntary withdrawal of accreditation coincides with graduation of the last cohort in December 2022.

Facilities

Methodist University has two Athletic Training facilities. One, the March F. Riddle Physical Activities Center, opened in January of 1990. There are classrooms and the main athletics gymnasium contained within. The Athletic Training Program has been housed in the McLean Health Sciences Building since Summer 2016. The University is fortunate to have separate facilities for football, soccer, baseball, softball, and golf on campus.

The Athletic Training facilities are used for teaching purposes and for the treatment and rehabilitation of student-athletes. The facilities are equipped with muscle stimulation and ultrasound units, whirlpools, ice machines, free weights, a hydrocollator unit and various other pieces of rehabilitation equipment.

Program Checksheet and Policies

Contact the Athletic Training Program

Dr. Hugh Harling

Hugh Harling, EdD, LAT, ATC

Director, Athletic Training; Professor of Athletic Training
(910) 630-7418
McLean 206K
Dr. Hugh Harling
Hugh Harling, EdD, LAT, ATC

Director, Athletic Training; Professor of Athletic Training

B.S., M.E.S.S., University of Florida; Ed.D., Nova Southeastern University; LAT, ATC

(910) 630-7418
McLean 206K