Athletic Training

Program Philosophy

Program Vision

The vision of the Athletic Training Program at the University is to provide excellent instruction and clinical experiences to produce highly qualified, confident, and successful graduates who serve, educate, and acquire leadership roles in their communities as an athletic trainer.

Program Mission

The mission of the Athletic Training Program at the University is to extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ, the Incarnate Word, through the educational preparation of health professionals. Specifically, this program strives to provider the undergraduate student with an in-depth study of the knowledge and skills needed in the profession of athletic training to improve health care within our communities.

Program Graduate Outcomes (or Student Learning Outcomes)

The Athletic Training Program strives to prepare and educate individuals for a career in the athletic training profession. The programs faculty have identified three graduate outcomes for students that complete the program. These outcomes are related to the knowledge, skills, and abilities as well as the professional behaviors expected of a credentialed athletic trainer.

  • Learning Outcome #1 - Student will demonstrate proficiency in content knowledge from the current educational domains necessary for successful performance in the athletic training profession.
  • Learning Outcome #2 - Student will demonstrate proficiency and performance in skills and abilities identified from the current educational domains necessary for successful performance in the athletic training profession.
  • Learning Outcome #3 - Student will demonstrate professional demeanor, disposition and professional behavior based on current expectations from various professional organizations and/or regulatory authorities for the profession of athletic training.

Program Goals and Outcomes

The program strives to meet the mission tenets of the university’s: education, service, truth, innovation, and faith. Through a multi-faceted didactic and clinical education program, it will produce well rounded health professionals prepared to meet the current and future needs of the community. With this in mind, the program faculty have identified five goals with supporting outcome statements that identify the programs direction and provide for a strong framework for program effectiveness and success.

These goals and outcomes are discussed and updated annually by the program faculty, the school dean, and other university administers (as necessary) to strengthen the quality of the program.

  • Programmatic Goal #1 - Program will recruit, admit, and retain students that will fulfill the service needs based on employment forecasting trends in the athletic training profession.
  • Programmatic Goal #2 - Program will provide the athletic training student with an education built upon a foundation of the faith based liberal arts, professional competencies, and evidence based practice that enable the student to utilize theoretical foundations to function effectively in a variety of professional settings.
  • Programmatic Goal #3 - Program will provide the athletic training student with a variety of safe supervised clinical experiences in various employment settings using qualified clinical preceptors, so they might understand the roles and responsibilities of athletic trainers, other allied health and medical professionals that care for physically active clients.
  • Programmatic Goal #4 – Program will develop students who can demonstrate and apply knowledge, skill, and abilities; as well as demonstrate autonomous practice of the entry-level educational competencies, clinical proficiencies and behaviors identified by the professional organizations and credentialing agencies.
  • Programmatic Goal #5 - Program will produce satisfied graduates that will impact society through employment and service as an athletic training professional and/or involvement in another healthcare field.

Board of Certification Pass Rate

 
2009-2010
2010-2011
2011-2012
2012-2013
2013-2014

Last 3-Year Avg

Number of students still in progress of requirements.
0
0
2
2
6
Number of students graduating from program.
7
7
6
9
2
16
Number of students graduating from program who took examination.
1
3
6
11
8
25
Number of students who passed the examination on the first attempt.
0
1
1
6
0
7
Percentage of students who passed the examination on the first attempt.
0.00
33.00
16.67
54.55
0.00
28.00
Number of students who passed the examination regardless of the number of attempts.
1
3
1
9
2
12
Percentage of students who passed the examination regardless of the number of attempts.
100.00
100.00
16.67
81.82
25.00
48.00

*Students in 2012-2013 cohort were required to take BOC exam per program requirement. Prior to that cohort the student could choose either the BOC or State Licensure examination.


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