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Sam Gaeddert ’10



The following table is data collected on graduates of the Bethel College Athletic Training Program who have attempted the Board of Certification (BOC) for the Athletic Trainer Examination. The BOC Exam leads to national credentialing as a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC), and State Licensure as an Athletic Trainer.

2011 2012 2013
Graduates attempting the BOC exam: 4 2 4
Grads passing on 1st attempt: 4 2 4
BC 1st time pass rate: 100% 100% 100%
National average 1st time pass rate: 60.7% 82.3% *
BC overall pass rate: 100% 100% 100%
National average overall pass rate: 47.9% 66.9% *

* Data to be released in April 2014


Bethel College is an approved Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) program. Bethel’s Athletic Training Education Program was granted initial accreditation in September 2004. Graduation from a CAATE accredited program allows the graduate to be eligible for the Board of Certification for the Athletic Trainer examination. Many of our graduates pursue further studies in nursing, physical therapy, physician assistant and other allied health care professions.

Recent Bethel College graduates in athletic training work or have worked in these positions:

  • Head athletic trainer at Hesston (Kan.) College
  • High school head football and baseball coach
  • High school health and physical education instructor
  • Student in physician assistant program, Wichita State University
  • Assistant athletic trainer at Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas


Doug Maury ’01
Doug worked as head athletic trainer and instructor at Hesston (Kan.) College after completing his B.A. in health management at Bethel College and his master’s degree in education at Wichita State University. He is currently the ATEP director and clinical instructor at Bethel College.
Nate Bartell ’03
Nate was Bethel’s head athletic trainer from 2005-08 and served as an Approved Clinical Instructor in the ATEP. He is currently a clinical and outreach athletic trainer with Pinnacle Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic, Newton.
Brian Zerger ’00
Brian is a physician assistant for Olympia (Wash.) Orthopaedic Associates.
DonLouise Martens ’01
DonLouise is an assistant athletic trainer at the University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, Texas.
Joel Gerber ’03
Joel became head athletic trainer and head football and baseball coach at Chaparral High School, Harper, Kan.
Mary Leichty ’06
Mary is a registered nurse at Salem Hospital in Portland, Ore.
Erica Stevens ’06
Erica teaches physical education and is the athletic trainer for Pratt (Kan.) Public Schools.
Jodi (Enz) Runge ’07
Jodi is a doctoral student in physical therapy at Wichita State University.