Mission of the Athletic Training Education Program
The primary mission of the Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP) is to educate each student, in a liberal learning environment, about the theoretical and clinical skills necessary to work effectively with the physiological, psychological and biomechanical aspects of injury, illness and performance of the physically active. The didactic and clinical education experiences will guide the student in the development of sound ethical judgment, achievement of satisfying careers, making positive contributions to the community, and becoming a life-long learner through continuing education.
At the conclusion of this program the graduate will:
- Develop a body of knowledge and the ability to seek additional knowledge in all domains of athletic training, this includes: evidence based practice; prevention and health promotion; clinical examination and diagnosis; acute care of injury and illness; therapeutic interventions, psychosocial strategies and referral; health care administration; and professional development and responsibility.
- Demonstrate the ability to integrate knowledge, skill, and clinical decision making from all domains during patient/client interactions.
- Demonstrate the ability to work in a professional and collaborative manner with healthcare professionals in a variety of settings.
- Demonstrate the ability to use verbal, written, and technological communication skills within the profession of athletic training;
- Demonstrate the development of beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors towards life-long, self-directed learning, citizenship, and ethical practice and decision making for the athletic training profession.