CUAA’s Athletic Training program prepares undergraduate students for the National Athletic Training Association Board of Certification Examination. Our Athletic Training facilities are located in our new Stadium Clinic and state-of-the-art Athletic Training Education Clinic. Graduates who pass their board examination find exciting and rewarding careers in a wide range of industries from professional sports to the performing arts. CUAA is currently seeking accreditation for their new Athletic Training program and is not accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The institution will be submitting a self-study to begin the accreditation process on July 1, 2019. Submission of the self-study and completion of a site visit does not guarantee that the program will become accredited. Students that graduate from the program prior to accreditation WILL NOT be eligible to sit for the credentialing examination for athletic trainers and will not be eligible for licensure in most states.

The CUAA Advantage

Your Athletic Training education begins your freshman year so you can start working toward your career goals from the very start.

  • An Athletic Training degree from CUAA offers you more than a diploma. It offers you:
  • Two new state-of-the-art facilities that serve a dual purpose of educating you in a classroom setting and putting your skills to good use in a clinical setting
  • Eight semesters of practicums beginning your sophomore year
  • 22 NAIA athletic programs on campus
  • Many on-campus activities that build leadership skills
  • A curriculum that integrates a Christian faith component and educates the whole person: mind, body and spirit
Learning Outcomes

Mission Statement

The goal of the Health and Human Performance Department is to foster the student’s growth in mind, body, and spirit for service to Christ in the Church and in the world. In addition, the Department strives to help all Concordia students obtain the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for them to lead healthy, active, and productive lives. Finally, Health and Human Performance graduates will possess the specialized knowledge in their chosen profession to be highly competent and contributing members of the working world. They will be well prepared to serve the health and human performance needs of a myriad of populations.

Recommended High School Prep

  • English
  • Math
  • Social Studies
  • Lab Science
  • Foreign Language


Athletic Training coursework covers an extensive range of topics including classes in Anatomy & Physiology, Exercise Physiology, Applied Biomechanics, Palpatory Anatomy, Manual muscle testing, Evaluation of Orthopedic Injuries, Therapeutic Modalities, Rehabilitation Techniques, and Advanced Injury Management Techniques.

Degree Details

Years to complete: 5

Our Standards Our Curriculum

Career Paths

Upon graduating and passing your board examination, you will be qualified to work in:

  • Medical clinics
  • Physician extenders
  • Hospitals
  • Industrial/occupational settings
  • Corporate settings
  • Colleges and universities
  • Secondary schools
  • School districts
  • Professional sports
  • Performing arts
  • Military and law enforcement
  • Health/fitness clubs
  • Amateur/recreational/youth sports

Your Faculty

Michelle Kuzma, MS, AT, ATC
Office: North Building 262
Office Phone: 734-995-7481

Amber Giacomazzi, MS, AT, ATC
Office: North Building 263
Office Phone: 734-995-7488

Timothy Neal, MS, AT, ATC
Office: North Building 267
Office Phone: 734-995-7463