Athletic Training Program Details

Program Goals and Objectives

The mission of the Department of Athletic Training is to develop students into competent allied healthcare professionals in the field of Athletic Training. The program will provide, through a liberal arts based education, the didactic and clinical experiences that will foster an environment of serving others while employing the principles of professional excellence, ethical leadership and social responsibility. Successful completion of this program will allow the student to sit for the BOC examination.

Goals

  1. To fulfill the competencies in athletic training as identified by the BOC Role Delineation Study
  2. To graduate with a degree in athletic training (BSAT)
  3. To provide students with the necessary background to successfully complete the BOC examination
  4. To provide the students with the opportunity to develop the critical thinking, evidence based decision-making, and communication skills needed for a career in Athletic Training.
  5. To promote acceptable standards of ethical conduct and professionalism.
  6. To continually seek the highest quality in instruction, clinical experience, and professional growth.
  7. To create an environment consistent with quality health care for the athletes/patients in the clinical setting.

Department Program Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Athletic training students will be able to demonstrate advancing clinical proficiency emphasizing sound principles of clinical research and critical thinking skills culminating into a system of quality patient care.
  2. Athletic Training students and graduates will be prepared to make a difference in the world by demonstrating the common values and behaviors of the athletic training profession while employing professional excellence, ethical leadership and social responsibility.
  3. Graduates will be prepared for a career in athletic training and/or graduate study or employment in related allied healthcare professions.

Program/Student Learning Outcomes

Outcome #1- Athletic training students will be able to demonstrate advancing clinical proficiency emphasizing sound principles of clinical research and critical thinking skills culminating into a system of quality patient care.

Objectives:

1.1 Demonstrate cognitive skills necessary to employ evidence based practice in decision making.

1.2 Demonstrate skill in the prevention, diagnosis, immediate care, rehabilitation and management of injuries and illness

1.3 Demonstrate use of technology to communicate accurately and effectively through listening, speaking, and writing

1.4 Apply critical thinking and evidence based decision making in creating quality healthcare patient plans

1.5 Demonstrate integration of prevention, diagnosis, rehabilitation and organizational skills into quality patient care

1.6 Obtain BOC certification

Outcome #2- Athletic Training students and graduates will be prepared to make a difference in the world by demonstrating the common values and behaviors of the athletic training profession while employing professional excellence, ethical leadership and social responsibility.

Objectives:

2.1 Employ ethical decisions within the scope of professional practice

2.2 Demonstrate a sense of leadership and service to others

2.3 Participate in local, state, regional and national athletic training professional activities

2.4 Work respectfully and effectively with diverse populations and work environments

Outcome #3- Graduates will be prepared for a career in athletic training and/or graduate study or employment in related allied healthcare professions

Objectives:

3.1 Successful placement in athletic training or related allied health care profession

3.2 Recognition of the impact that athletic training has on the community

3.3 Effectively communicate with all members of the sports medicine team

Program/Department Level Assessment Strategies

Four-Year Course Outline

This is a sample four-year course plan for a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training.

Freshman, Pre-Professional Phase
Fall Semester Hours   Spring Semester Hours
CMU101, Freshman Survival 1   CMU102, Freshman Survival II 1
BI101, Gen. Biology I 4   BI102, Gen. Biology II 4
BI101L, Gen. Biology Lab I     BI102 L, Gen. Biology Lab II  
AT212, First Aid/CPR/AED 2   AH212, Medical Terminology 3
AT213, First Aid Lab 1   EN120, English Composition 3
BI107, Human Anatomy 4   AT123, Care and Prevention of Ath. Inj. 3
AT103, Intro to Athletic Training     3   CT101, Communication Skills 3
Total: 15   Total: 17
Sophomore Year, Professional Phase
Fall Semester Hours   Spring Semester Hours
CMU201, Intro. to Leadership 1   PE111, Wellness 1
AT306, Therapeutic Modalities 3   BI205, Gen. Physiology 5
AT307, Therapeutic Mod. Lab 1   MA105, Elementary Statistics 3
PE324, Anatomy/Kinesiology 4   AT326, Lower Extremity Ortho. Eval. 3
CH107, Allied Health Chemistry 3   AT327, Lower Extremity Ortho. Eval. Lab 1
AT328, Upper Extremity Ortho. Eval. 3   AT308, Rehabilitation Tech I 2
AT329, Upper Extremity Ortho. Eval. Lab 1   AT309, Rehabilitation Tech I Lab 1
AT101, Clinical Experience 2   AT102, Clinical Experience 2
Total: 18   Total: 18
Junior Year
Fall Semester Hours   Spring Semester Hours
AT301, Rehabilitation Tech II 2   PE327, Physiology of Exercise 3
AT311, Rehabilitation Tech II Lab 1   EN222, Character and Literature 3
MA103, Algebra 3   PY101, General Psychology 3
AT201, Clinical Experience 3   AT202, Clinical Experiences 3
PS101, Government 3   General Education Elective 4
AT320, Organization/Admin of AT 3   AT345, General Medical Assess for AT  2
         
Total: 15   Total: 18
Senior Year
Fall Semester Hours   Spring Semester Hours
AT340, Pharmacology in AT 3   AT312, Surgery Clinical 1
RH122, Religion and the Human Adv. 3   EN305/6, Tech. or Expos. Writing 3
AT301, Clinical Experiences in AT 3   AT302, Clinical Experiences in AT 3
General Education Elective** 6   General Education Elective** 8
Total: 15   Total: 15

* HI 117 or HI118 will also satisfy degree requirement.
** Possible courses are PL306 or PL105 or RL336 or PL310. PY101 is a prerequisite. Other options are PY301 or PY210, or PY223
124 Hours is required for BSAT

*This template is not intended as a substitute for professional advising.