The athletic training coursework is designed to meet the five major tasks comprising the role of the certified athletic trainer as determined by the BOC.
- Injury/Illness Prevention & Wellness Protection
- Clinical Evaluation & Diagnosis
- Immediate & Emergency Care
- Treatment, Rehabilitation
- Organization & Professional Health & Well-Being
Upon successful completion of the academic coursework and clinical field experiences the student will meet the following learning objectives through demonstration of knowledge, analyzing and decision making; practical application of learned skills; and essential communication skills that of an entry-level athletic trainer.
- Knowledge (Cognitive)
- Demonstrate the acquisition of knowledge and understanding necessary for the safe practice as a health care professional in the areas of prevention, clinical evaluation, diagnosis, immediate care, treatment and rehabilitation.
- Demonstrate the ability to document findings of initial evaluations, management plans, and referrals.
- Knowledge (Skills and Application)
- Demonstrate the acquisition of the established necessary skills that are the basis for clinical proficiency.
- Demonstrate the ability to investigate, integrate concepts and problem solve in order to communicate the assessment findings to the patient and other health care team members.
- Demonstrate the ability to use comprehensive therapeutic judgment and the ability to identify modifying influences or deviations from the norm.
- Practice Ethically, Professionally and Compassionately
- Demonstrate the ability to provide health care services of an athletic trainer to a variety of patient populations without prejudice to age, activities, gender, and social or cultural difference.
- Demonstrate the ability to function as a health care provider during challenging situations by remaining composed and professional, while affording quality compassionate care to the patient.
- Practice confidentiality and abide by professional ethical standards of the profession.
- Professional Development and Collaboration
- Practice with the intent to advance personal professional knowledge and clinical skills by remaining current in the profession through participation in seminars and research, in order to best serve the patient population through the practice of evidence-based medicine.
- Participate in advocating the athletic training profession through engagement with local community events by volunteering time and professional skills.
- Practice with a commitment to share the knowledge and skills of the athletic trainer in support of joint collaboration efforts that lead to improving the quality of patient care.