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Athletic Training FAQ's

Athletic Training

Just the Facts

Program Start Term: Fall and Spring
Program Length: 2 Years
Award: A.S.

Number of Majors: 87
Average Class Size: 25
Part-Time or Full-Time: Both
Program Courses Offered: Day & Evening
Program Locations: Council Bluffs Campus

Q:

What makes this program unique compared to other Athletic Training programs?
 

A:

Iowa Western has more than 16 varsity athletic programs that compete at the NJCAA Division I level. Athletic Training students are assigned to a varsity athletic program during their first semester, and they attend all practices and games for that team. In addition to the hands-on experience, Iowa Western has state-of-the-art sports medicine facilities that you won’t find at many other colleges.
 

Q:

Do you offer scholarships for Athletic Trainers?
 

A:

Yes. The Iowa Western Foundation awards more than $1.5 million per year in scholarships. Visit our Scholarship Page for more information. In addition to Foundation scholarships, the Sports Medicine Department also offers scholarships for both Athletic Training majors. For more information about Athletic Training scholarships, contact Mike Pribyl in the Sports Medicine Department at 712.325.3735 or mpribyl@iwcc.edu.
 

Q:

Which classes should I take in high school to prepare for this program?
 

A:

High school students should take as many additional math and science classes as possible. Courses such as algebra, pre-calculus, calculus, biology, anatomy and physiology, and chemistry are very helpful.
 

Q:

Are Iowa Western credits transferrable?
 

A:

Yes. In fact, this program is specifically designed to transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Because the majority of Iowa Western students intend to transfer, we offer a variety of resources for our transfer students. To begin your transfer planning early, visit Iowa Western's Transfer Planning web site.

Q:

Do I have to follow the recommended course sequence?
 

A:

No, you can take most courses in any order you like, and you can enroll part-time or full-time. However, the program chair recommends that students follow this sequence as closely as possible. The program is designed to allow students to graduate in two years while completing the credits required for most Bachelor degree programs at four-year colleges and universities.