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Welcome to GVSU Athletic Training

From Our Students...


The Dish on Nutrition 

A blog written by students Sara Helder and Hannah Woods providing information on the basics of good nutrition and choosing a healthy lifestyle

Coming Up...

Campus Happenings 

  • AT Orientation, Tuesday, August 23, 2016
  • First Day of Classes, Monday, August 29, 2016

 Athletic Training Program 



New Faculty Position Available

New Faculty Position Available

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Our Mission 

The mission of the Grand Valley State University Athletic Training Program is to prepare undergraduate entry-level professionals to enhance the quality of health care for athletes and the physically active. Preparation is supported by formal instruction, clinical experience, and research. 



Spotlight On: Doug Woods

Spotlight on Doug Woods

Doug "Doc" Woods

Doug "Doc" Woods became the Head Athletic Trainer for Grand Valley State University in 1976 and held the position for the next 22 years. During this time, Doc established what is now one of the most successful Athletic Training Programs in the country. Woods was inducted into the MATS Hall of Fame in 2008 for his dedication and passion for the field of Athletic Training. After stepping down as the Head Athletic Trainer, Doc continued teaching for the Movement Science Department as well as started coaching the Lakers Softball team in 1991. He retired from coaching in 2014 after 24 years and 888 wins. After 40 years of service to both GVSU and the Athletic Training Program, Doug Woods will be retiring from teaching in April 2016. Follow the links below to learn more about Doug and the lasting effect he has had on many generations of GVSU students!


The Grand Valley State University Athletic Training Program is a CAATE accredited program that is Active in Good Standing