Mission & Goals

Mission

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 both on- and off-site intercollegiate clinical experiences as well as public and private secondary schools. Through participation in student practicum and internships, the student is afforded the opportunity to apply their theoretical knowledge of athletic training as it relates to clinical practice.

 Goals  

  1. To provide a student with a quality, well rounded undergraduate education.
  2. 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.
  3. To prepare students to become certified Athletic Trainers.
  4. 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.
  5. To provide assistance to each student seeking employment or opportunities to further their education through graduate programs after receiving their Bachelor of Science degree.

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Obtain the Board of Certification, Inc. Certified Athletic Trainer credential.
  2. 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.
  3. Apply effective verbal, non-verbal, and written communication skills in working with physically active individuals and sports medicine team personnel in providing athletic training care.
  4. Engage in professional development opportunities that will contribute to life-long learning and service to the community and profession.
  5. Display athletic training in accordance with guidelines identified in the NATA Code of Ethics and foundational behaviors of professional practice.
  6. Demonstrate professional behaviors, critical thinking and decision-making capabilities that allow for the effective implementation of athletic training care.