Loras College Announces Athletic Training Continuing Education

Loras College announces new continuing education courses aimed at athletic trainers starting in September.

These courses will be offered quarterly and will address practice gaps from CAATE 2020 standards to clinical practice for certified athletic trainers and athletic training students in the tri-state region. The first course begins on September 26 and is geared towards Emergency Care, specifically IV insertion.

“Loras College recently became a Board of Certification approved provider,” Heidi Nelson, PT, DSc, DPT., director of continuing education, said. “Through this certification, we are excited to be able to offer continuing education courses to area athletic trainers and other healthcare professionals on a quarterly basis.”

The courses will focus on various topics pertinent to athletic training, including injury and illness prevention and wellness promotion; examination, assessment, and diagnosis; immediate and emergency care; therapeutic intervention; and healthcare administration and professional responsibility.

The Athletic Training Continuing Education courses are $100 each for non-Loras affiliates and will be offered freeto Loras College preceptors, staff, and students of the Master of Athletic Training Program. Each class will be approximately four hours in length.

The Loras College Athletic Training program is fully accredited through the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). Additionally, Loras is approved for Category A Continuing Education Units for Athletic Trainers through the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Board of Certification (BOC). 

For more information or to register for the course, visit the Loras Athletic Training Continuing Education webpage.

To learn more about Loras’s full Master of Athletic Training degree, visit loras.edu/mat.  

About Loras College
Founded in 1839, Loras College leverages its historic roots as Iowa’s first college, the second oldest Catholic college west of the Mississippi River and one of the nation’s 10 diocesan colleges to deliver challenging, life-changing experiences as part of its residential, Catholic setting. In 2020, Loras was ranked the 16th Best Regional College in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report and one of America’s Top 200 Most Loved Colleges/Universities by Forbes Magazine for the fourth consecutive year. Loras students ranked No. 2 in the world as part of the global Peeptrade Investment Challenge while a second group ranked No. 4. For the 12th consecutive year, Loras Media Studies student-led television station (LCTV) was named the TV Station of the Year by the Iowa College Media Association (ICMA).