The Athletic Training Program in the College of Health Care Sciences will:
- Develop communication, critical thinking, and professional skills to prepare students for the allied health field of athletic training.
- Meet the standards, guidelines, and requirements for accreditation and from governing organizations such as the National Trainers' Association (NATA) and the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).
- Provide an effective and interactive learning environment as well as a solid educational foundation both in didactic and clinical experience settings. The program will utilize modern educational media and advanced technology regularly in the clinical and educational settings. It will expose students to hands-on experiences, clinical settings, and professionals representing a wide range of allied and medical health care professions. Students will receive clinical instruction by professionals representing other medical and allied health disciplines, such as medical doctors, physical therapists, physician assistants, occupational therapists, and osteopathic physicians.
- Create an optimal learning community of faculty, clinical athletic trainers, and students that will provide quality health care for intercollegiate athletic programs and varied affiliated sites at all levels of sport, from grade school to professional sports teams.
- Prepare program students to attain graduate or professional school placement, or entry-level employment within six months of graduating from the program. Additionally, program graduates will obtain state licensure and other necessary professional designations from the appropriate regulatory agencies in the states where they will be employed.