The mission of the Athletic Training Program (ATP) is to create, incorporate, and
apply knowledge of human movement as it relates to athletic training. The ATP program
of study is grounded in the University's commitment to liberal arts and sciences.
Students are given the opportunity to examine the process and effect of human movement
from an anatomical, physiological, and biomechanical perspective as well as a philosophical,
psychological, sociological, and historical perspective so they can develop the skills
necessary to become certified athletic trainers.
In pursuit of its mission, the ATP provides opportunities for its students to have
a variety of clinical experiences. These include on- and off-site intercollegiate
clinical experiences, public and private secondary schools, and orthopedic and general
health care offices. Through participation in these environments, the student is afforded
the opportunity to apply their theoretical knowledge of athletic training as it relates
to clinical practice.
- To provide a student with a quality, well rounded undergraduate education.
- To provide all necessary cognitive, psychomotor and affective skills in a formalized
multi-dimensional academic and clinical settings in order to be successful in the
field of athletic training.
- To prepare students to become certified Athletic Trainers.
- To provide opportunities for students to participate in community events and professional
activities that will instill a sense of active participation in their communities
and chosen profession after graduation.
- To provide assistance to each student seeking employment or opportunities to further
their education through graduate programs after receiving their Bachelor of Science
Student Learning Outcomes
- Obtain the Board of Certification, Inc. Certified Athletic Trainer credential.
- Apply knowledge of principles, concepts, theories, and clinical skills, to include
all domains, when working with physically active individuals and sports medicine team
personnel in providing athletic training care.
- Apply effective verbal, non-verbal, and written communication skills in working with
physically active individuals and sports medicine team personnel in providing athletic
- Engage in professional development opportunities that will contribute to life-long
learning and service to the community and profession.
- Display athletic training in accordance with guidelines identified in the NATA Code
of Ethics and foundational behaviors of professional practice.
- Demonstrate professional behaviors, critical thinking and decision-making capabilities
that allow for the effective implementation of athletic training care.