Mission & Goals
The Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) program is a professional master’s program designed to prepare students for the Board of Certification examination (BOC) and to prepare students for an entry-level career in the prevention, evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries.
The mission of the Department of Athletic Training is to develop students into competent professionals in the field who demonstrate interprofessional collaboration, patient-centered care through the application of clinical research, health informatics, and critical thinking. The program will provide the didactic and clinical experiences to foster an attitude of serving others while employing the principles of professional excellence, ethical leadership and social responsibility.
- To scaffold the competencies in athletic training as identified by the BOC Practice Analysis and CAATE curricular content standards.
- To provide students with the necessary background and experiences to successfully challenge the BOC examination.
- To provide students the knowledge to critically think, employ evidence-based decision-making skills, and effectively collaborate and communicate within an interprofessional healthcare team.
- To promote acceptable standards of ethical conduct and professionalism.
- To continually seek the highest quality in instruction, clinical experience, and professional growth.
STUDENT LEARNING/PROGRAM OUTCOMES & OBJECTIVES
Outcome #1 - Athletic Training students will demonstrate advancing clinical proficiency utilizing evidence-based practice through sound principles of clinical research.
1.1 Critically examine clinical research in order to employ evidence-based practice in decision making.
1.2 Obtain clinical proficiency through advancement of skill acquisition utilizing the Athletic Training Milestones.
Outcome #2 - Athletic Training students will synthesize health informatics and critical thinking skills culminating into a system focused on improving the quality and delivery of patient-centered care.
2.1 Implement health informatics technology to communicate accurately and effectively through listening, speaking, and writing to improve the quality of patient-centered care.
2.2 Utilize critical thinking and evidence-based decision making in creating quality healthcare patient plans.
2.3 Integrate prevention, diagnosis, rehabilitation, and organizational skills into quality patient-centered care.
Outcome #3 - Athletic Training students will demonstrate the common values and behaviors of the athletic training profession while employing professional excellence, ethical leadership and social responsibility.
3.1 Effectively communicate with interprofessional members of the sports medicine team.
3.2 Respectfully and professionally engage with diverse populations and work environments.
3.3 Participate in local, state, regional and national athletic training professional activities.
3.4 Employ ethical decisions within the scope of professional practice.
Outcome #4 - Athletic Training faculty and clinical faculty will demonstrate excellence in the didactic and clinical environments to foster student development and professional preparedness.
4.1 Provide engaging and quality didactic experiences.
4.2 Provide engaging, diverse, and quality clinical experiences.
4.3 Faculty participate in local, state, regional and national athletic training professional activities.
4.4 Faculty employ ethical decisions within the scope of professional practice.