The vision of the Athletic Training Program at the University of the Incarnate Word 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 athletic trainers.
The mission of the Athletic Training Program at UIW is to prepare graduates who are skilled in the competencies and proficiencies of the Executive Committee for Education of the National Athletic Trainers Association. The program, which leads to the Bachelor of Science degree, prepares the student to meet the requirements of the Board of Certification examination and the State of Texas licensure examination.
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 of local, state, and national employment forecasting trends in the athletic training profession.
Goal 2: Program will provide the athletic training student with a professional education built upon a foundation of the faith based liberal arts 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: Students in the program will demonstrate mastery and application 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 as athletic training professionals or involvement in another allied health field.