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Hope offers one of the finest athletic training programs in the nation, with courses and clinical experience accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). Athletic training majors work with Hope’s 18 intercollegiate athletic teams, in addition to off-campus clinical rotations in various health care environments.


Hope College AT program students participated in a heat illness preparedness drill/lab with Dr. Doug Casa, the foremost expert on exertional heat stroke research and care. Dr. Casa was in Holland as a lecturer for the Hope College Distinguished Lecture Series in Sports Medicine and was able to extend his stay to interact with students and staff regarding this and other issues related to youth sports safety. Dr. Casa is an exceptional instructor and researcher who exemplifies the idea of evidence based medicine. Dr. Casa has been involved in several multi-professional task forces that have created "best practice" policies, guidelines, and recommendations surrounding prevention of sudden death in athletes. Many of these policies are based on his research.



kirkrichDr. Kirk Brumels and Dr. R. Richard Ray of the Hope College faculty are among the experts who have co-authored chapters in the new textbook “Core Concepts in Athletic Training and Therapy,” published earlier this year by Human Kinetics.



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Our mission

The athletic training program at Hope College exists to provide students with an opportunity to participate in intercollegiate athletics in the safest and healthiest manner possible.

Our first goal is to help prevent athletic injuries from occurring. Recognizing that some injuries are inevitable, our professional staff is available to render first aid, provide follow-up treatment and rehabilitation, and counsel students and their parents on available treatment options.

Our goal is to provide the medical resources necessary to allow our students to return to the field of play as soon as is medically safe.

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