Program Information

Athletic Training

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 of the Incarnate Word is to graduate culturally competent and service-oriented health professionals. The program strives to instill the love of the profession of athletic training through stimulating a sense of discovery and confidence with an in-depth study of the knowledge and skills needed to improve athletic training care within our communities.


Upon graduation students are expected to:

  1. Practice independently as athletic trainers.
  2. Demonstrate compassion and care for all healthcare populations utilizing research and cultural sensitivity in a patient-centered approach to generate patient outcomes in treatment, evaluation, and rehabilitation of the physically active.

 Annually, the program will:

  1. Facilitate educational value outcomes.
  2. Demonstrate competence in the art and science of teaching