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Bethel College cares about every individual that is in any way associated with the college. Everybody here wants to see you succeed.
Sam Gaeddert ’10

Outcomes

Accreditation

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 2014
Graduates attempting the BOC exam: 4 2 4 2
Grads passing on 1st attempt: 4 2 4 2
BC 1st time pass rate: 100% 100% 100% 100%
National average 1st time pass rate: 60.7% 82.3% 80.8% *
BC overall pass rate: 100% 100% 100% 100%
National average overall pass rate: 47.9% 66.9% 69.5% *

* Data to be released in April 2015

Careers

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.

Alumni

Steph Shorgren, ATC – ’14
Doctorate in Physical Therapy Student, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS
BJ Heffernan, ATC – ’14
Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
Emily Gundy, ATC – ’13
Doctorate in Physical Therapy Student, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
Jeremiah Howington, ATC – ’13
Athletic Trainer, Newton, KS
Whitney Steingard, ATC – ’13
Doctorate in Physical Therapy Student, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE
Jacob Stucky, ATC – ’13
Doctorate in Physical Therapy Student, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS
Kellen Goertzen, ATC – ’12
Doctorate in Physical Therapy Student, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE
Kristen (Lohaus) McGregor, MS, ATC – ’12
Athletic Trainer, San Diego, CA
Rachael (Bachman) Correll, DPT, ATC – ’11
Physical Therapist, Physical Therapy Associates of Emporia, Emporia, KS
Megan Fowler, MS, ATC – ’11
Head Athletic Trainer at Hesston College, Hesston, KS
Whitney Hiebner, PA-C, ATC – ’11
Physician Assistant, Pratt Regional Medical Center, Pratt, KS
Marcus Maust, NREMT-P, ATC – ’11
Firefighter/Paramedic, Augusta County Fire Rescue, Verona, VA
Emily (Kliewer) Regehr, PA-C, ATC – ’10
Physician Assistant, Rausch Medical Clinics, El Dorado, KS
Mallory (Haedt) Valenstein, ATC – ’09
Athletic Trainer, Children’s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO
Chad Hershberger, ATC – ’08
Athletic Trainer, Mid-America Orthopedics, Derby, KS
Jodi (Enz) Runge, DPT, ATC – ’07
Physical Therapist, Newton School District, Newton, KS
Mary (Leichty) Gingerich, BSN, ATC – ’06
Registered Nurse-Orthopedics, Salem State Hospital, Salem, OR
Erica Stevens, ATC – ’05
Athletic Trainer, Pratt High School, Pratt, KS
Nate Bartell, ATC – ’03
Athletic Trainer, Newton Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, Newton, KS
DonLouise Martens, M.Ed, ATC – ’01
Assistant Athletic Trainer, University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, TX
Doug Maury, M.Ed, ATC – ’01
Athletic Training Program Director, Bethel College, N. Newton, KS
Brian Zerger, PA-C, ATC – ’00
Physician Assistant, Newton Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, Newton, KS