Lebanon Valley College’s Athletic Training Program Receives Accreditation

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The Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) has voted to grant five years of Initial Accreditation to the Professional Athletic Training Program of Lebanon Valley College according to Dr. Eric Sauers, president of CAATE. The College is officially “Active—In Good Standing and will undergo the second accreditation review during the 2024–25 academic year.

The first cohort of students in the College’s five-year master of athletic training program graduate in May. Students in the cohort have studied and conducted research in China, and clinical experiences from Maine to Texas. Majors learn in LVC’s new innovative learning space, the Jeanne and Edward H. Arnold Health Professions Pavilion.

“Achieving accreditation from CAATE under the new 2020 standards will help LVC’s Athletic Training Program continue to stand out from among our competitors, particularly combined with the high-tech and high-touch educational facilities we provide,” noted Dr. Joe Murphy, director and assistant professor of athletic training. “Personal faculty mentoring and clinical and educational relationships with the Penn State College of Medicine, Asia Pacific Athletic Trainers Association, Dublin City University, and professional sports teams also make our program distinct.”


About LVC’s Athletic Training Program

LVC offers two pathways to earn a Master of Athletic Training. Option 1: Our accelerated 3+2 program puts you on course to become an athletic trainer in just five years, earning a bachelor’s and master’s degrees along the way. Option 2: If you already have a bachelor’s degree, you can complete the program in only two years. Whether you want to work with physically active patients in professional sports, physician offices, industrial settings, military or secondary schools, Lebanon Valley College’s Athletic Training Program prepares you to provide healthcare to all patients.


The Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization currently incorporated in the State of Texas. Filings of incorporation are available through the Texas Secretary of State. The CAATE is recognized by the Council for Higher Education (CHEA). More information about CAATE’s CHEA recognition can be accessed here. Information about what accreditation is and who provides accreditation can be found here.

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