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Welcome to Frostburg State University's CAATE-Accredited Athletic Training Education Program

We are glad that you are visiting our site and encourage you explore our program. Below is a brief overview of our program. If you have further questions, please feel free to contact us.

Exciting News for FSU Athletic Training

     The FSU Athletic Training Program is pleased to announce that the program has met all national Standards for Entry-Level Athletic Training Education from the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). During the last program review, CAATE granted the maximum 10-years of reaffirmation. The next comprehensive program evaluation will take place during the 2024-2025 academic year.  

     Students enrolled within the Athletic Training Program are mentored by highly skilled faculty and staff who have a variety of experience working with collegiate-level athletes including patients within a physical therapy clinic. They foster personal and professional growth and development for students among our athletic training family.  

Athletic Training Program Faculty 

ATP Faculty                        



Visit the Faculty page or the Student Profiles page to "meet" our athletic training staff and students.





                                                                                                                                                                     From the left: Ms. Karla Schoenly, Dr. Melody Kentrus, Mr. John                                                                                         Wright, Mr. Tony Zaloga, Mrs. Jackie Durst

Program Overview

Students enrolled in FSU's Athletic Training Program (ATP) receive an exciting educational experience. These students take a variety of courses in the physical and biological sciences as well as the courses specifically designed for athletic training.                                                                

In addition to the classroom responsibilities, athletic training students participate in extensive clinical affiliations with intercollegiate athletic teams, local high schools, and sports medicine clinics. During these affiliations the student is always under the watchful eye of a certified athletic trainer who guides and shapes the clinical experience.

What is an Athletic Trainer?

Certified athletic trainers (ATCs) are health care professionals who collaborate with physicians and serve as a critical link between athletic programs, emergency medical services, and the medical community. Cetified athletic trainers work under the direction of a licensed physician and provide various services to the physically active. Their primary responsibilities include injury prevention, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention, rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions, organization and administration, education, and counseling.