Athletic Training

About the Appalachian State University Athletic Training Program

The Athletic Training education program at Appalachian State University has been in existence for more than 30 years, was one of the first Approved programs by the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA), has been accredited by CAAHEP from 1993-2006, and are currently accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). We provide a challenging program that encourages the highest quality classroom and clinical experiences for our students. Our program prides itself on providing the students with opportunities to grow not only professionally but personally as well. Our graduates are employed throughout the United States in colleges & universities, clinics, corporations, physicians offices, high schools, professional sports, and the military. 


The vision of the Athletic Training Education Program at Appalachian State University is to prepare qualified athletic trainers for employment in public schools, junior colleges, four-year institutions, professional programs, and other health care facilities. The program provides an effective blend of classroom instruction and clinical experience designed to prepare our constituents, undergraduate students, in recognition, prevention management, and rehabilitation of injuries/illnesses incurred by athletes and physically active individuals. Appalachian State University is dedicated to being a leader in Athletic Training education.

Athletic Training student and football player

Athletic Training Faculty & Staff

Ashley Goodman
Associate Professor
PhD, Athletic Training Education
Athletic Training Program Director
Convocation Center 009
(828) 262-7711
Laurie Rivera
Senior Lecturer
Coordinator of Clinical Education
MEd, Physical Education
Convocation Center 010
(828) 262-7431
Jennifer Howard
Assistant Professor
PhD, Rehabilitation Sciences
Convocation Center 084
(828) 262-7985
Jamie Moul
Associate Professor (phased retirement)
EdD, Higher Education Administration
Convocation Center 009
(828) 262-7630
Alan Needle
Assistant Professor
PhD, Biomechanics & Movement Science
Convocation Center 011
(828) 262-4039