Evangel University's Physical Education, Recreation and Exercise Science Department has added a new major to its curriculum.
The athletic training major will be available to students beginning with the fall 2010 semester.
This four-year program is a comprehensive major with 86 curriculum hours, in addition to general education requirements. It is designed to prepare students for employment as athletic trainers in community, corporate or clinical settings.
The program will include therapeutic exercise and modality techniques, injury evaluation and other skills associated with sport medicine.
Head Athletic Trainer Kevin King, MS, ATC/LAT, is director of the athletic training program.
"I am excited about the opportunities our students at Evangel University will have in the field of athletic training after graduating with a strong education in the classroom and great clinical and lab experiences through Cox Health Systems," King said.
King has been a member of Evangel's faculty since 2007. He is currently pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy in kinesiology at the University of Arkansas. He holds a Master of Science in exercise science from Western Kentucky University and a Bachelor of Science in sport management with an emphasis in athletic training from Southwest Baptist University.
For additional information, contact Ann Steketee 417-865-2815, ext. 7387.
Evangel University is a private, Christian university that offers more than 100 undergraduate academic programs and eight master's programs. Evangel draws nearly 2,000 students from all 50 states and abroad. For additional information, visit www.evangel.edu.