Expected Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Athletic Training Program, the graduates will be able to:

  1. Apply  knowledge and communication skills to implement and provide quality athletic training care in traditional and non-traditional athletic training settings.
  2. Integrate  practice knowledge,  clinical decision making,  communication skills, and patient preferences in planning, implementing and evaluating patient care outcomes.
  3.  Integrate and use  patient care technologies and patient care information into the practice of athletic training.
  4. Apply knowledge of professional regulations and statutes in both traditional and non-traditional athletic training work environments.
  5. Demonstrate professional standards of conduct, including accountability for one’s own professional practice, respect for patient privacy and confidentiality, application of ethical principles, and identification of appropriate referral resources in providing athletic training care  traditional and non-traditional athletic training settings.
  6. Apply  knowledge and sound clinical skills while providing patient  care in  traditional and non-traditional athletic training work environments,  that incorporates the follow areas:
  • Evaluate  an individual’s baseline health status and physical activity level to make appropriate recommendations for health related changes and achieving physical performance goals.
  • Recognize  the warning signs for physical activity intolerances and  potential illnesses and injuries that may occur.
  • Fit  and apply  standard and custom made braces, wrapping, taping and padding for the protection of injuries of the head, spine, torso and extremities to insure safe participation in physical activities.
  • Implement  guidelines for safe participation of at-risk individuals and individuals with chronic medical conditions engaged in physical activity.
  • Perform a comprehensive physical  assessment as a baseline for referrals, formulating a rehabilitation plan and returning to activity criteria for injuries to the head, spine, torso, upper extremities and lower extremities.
  • Perform a comprehensive general medical evaluation, as a baseline for  referral and/or provide care and return to activity recommendations for individuals will common conditions or illnesses.
  • Recognize acute athletic trauma and illness, including life threatening conditions and providing the appropriate care.
  • Implement  the appropriate psychosocial interventions to increase patient adherence  and motivation in therapeutic exercise programs in order to maximize improvement of patient outcomes.
  • Recognize  the signs and symptoms of mental illness and psychological crisis and demonstrate the ability to make  appropriate interventions and referrals.
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills.
  • Demonstrate adherence to current patient record keeping technology.
  • Maintain professional standards in protecting the privacy of patient information.