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Athletic Training Graduate Program
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Mission and Goals

Program Mission Statement

The Athletic Training Program is dedicated to preparing students that are capable of high-level critical thinking and decision-making that enable them to deliver quality health care through an autonomous yet collaborative approach.  Dedicated faculty are committed to supporting an inclusive learning environment.  The Athletic Training Program expects and promotes behaviors that value and respect patient advocacy and shared decision-making.

Program Goals

  1. The Athletic Training Program (ATP) seeks to foster students' growth and development as qualified health care professionals that are part of a collaborative and interprofessional health care team dedicated to improving patient care.
  2. The Athletic Training Program offers an innovative curriculum design that incorporates a variety of instructional modalities.
  3. The Athletic Training Program is committed to providing a diverse and immersive clinical education experience with credentialed and licensed preceptors that have a vested interest in student success.
  4. The Athletic Training Program is committed to develop professionals that adhere to the ideals of the NATA Code of Professional Ethics and the Board of Certification Standards of Professional Practice.
  5. Upon completion of the Athletic Training Program and entrance into the profession, students will be recognized as competent practitioners that value life-long learning.

Learning Objectives

  1.  Students will consistently demonstrate foundational behaviors in clinical practice.
  2.  Students will demonstrate knowledge and skills in athletic training educational  
  3.  Students will demonstrate clinical proficiency (decision-making and clinical
     reasoning skills).
  4.  Students will demonstrate effective written and verbal communication.
  5.  Students will critically read and evaluate relevant research.
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