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 Goals and Outcomes

The program strives to meet the tenets of the University’s mission: education, service, truth, innovation, and faith. Through a multi-faceted didactic and clinical education program, it will produce well rounded allied health professions to meet the needs of the community. With this in mind, the program has identified five goals for the program:

  • Goal 1: Program will recruit, admit, and retain students that will fulfill the service needs baed on employment forecasting trends in the athletic training profession.
  • 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.
  • Goal 3: Program will provide the students with a variety of safe supervised clinical experiences in various employment settings using qualified clinical preceptors, so the student might understand the roles and responsibilities of athletic trainers and other allied health professionals that care for physically active clients.
  • Goal 4: Program will develop student that can demonstrate knowledge, application, and autonomous practice of the entry-level educational competencies and clinical proficiencies of the profession.
  • Goal 5: Program will produce satisfied graduates that will impact society through employment and service as an athletic training professionals or involvement in another allied health field.
  • Goal 6: Program will encourage interprofessional understanding through collaboration, interaction, education, scholarship, and clinical practice with other health care and medical fields.

Board of Certification Pass Rate

 
09-10
10-11
11-12
12-13
3 Year
Number of students still in progress of requirements.
0
0
2
5
7
Number of students graduating from program.
7
7
6
6
26
Number of students graduating from program who took examination.
1
3
5
10
19
Number of students who passed the examination on the first attempt.
0
1
1
6
8
Percentage of students who passed the examination on the first attempt.
0.00
33.00
20.00
60.00
42.00
Number of students who passed the examination regardless of the number of attempts.
1
3
1
6
11
Percentage of students who passed the examination regardless of the number of attempts.
100.00
100.00
20.00
60.00
58.00

*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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