Mission Statement 

Continual improvement in the Athletic Training Program will evolve through the consistent evaluation measures employed by the program in which effectiveness of the program as a whole and student outcomes relative to program goals will be measured. The Athletic Training Program understands the ever-changing scope of medical care, technology, and educational processes, and strives to stay abreast of new developments to become a leader in the preparation of competent certified athletic trainers. 

 

Program Goal 1

Program Graduates will develop the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities of a highly qualified health care professional in the field of athletic training with the ability to effectively work in a variety of clinical settings. 

Learning Outcomes—Students will: 

  • Describe the requisite information and knowledge (by program level) of injury prevention and management, clinical examination and diagnosis, and therapeutic inventions necessary to treat injuries to the physically active population. 
  • Demonstrate the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to provide exceptional health care as an entry-level certified athletic trainer. 
  • Comprehend and demonstrate when possible the use of modern equipment and technology utilized in the field of athletic training. 
  • Demonstrate effective communication (verbal and written) with a variety of health care practitioners and other members of the health care team.

 

Program Goal 2 

Program Graduates will develop the skills and attitudes of a life-long learner through on-going professional development utilizing evidence-based practice that will directly impact the quality of their patient care. 

Learning Outcomes—Students will: 

  • Demonstrate the use of evidence-based practice techniques by analyzing and applying current research in the field of athletic training. 
  • Comprehend and demonstrate the rationale for professional continuing education in the field of athletic training.

 

Program Goal 3 

Program Graduates will develop the characteristics of an ethical clinician utilizing a servant-leader approach in an effort to impact the lives around them through the profession of athletic training. 

Learning Outcomes—Students will: 

  • Articulate the attributes of servant leadership in their role as a healthcare provider. 
  • Demonstrate professional behavior consistent with the NATA Code of Ethics and the BOC Inc. Standards of Professional Practice.