Philosophy of Education
Central to the Athletic Training Program's educational philosophy is the belief that all instruction should empower students as learners. Therefore, through the provision of both support and challenge, the program will encourage students to take responsibility for their learning and to engage in critical thinking, problem solving, and self-reflection. Preferences for instruction are to engage students in the teaching-learning process. The program also supports and incorporates Learning over Time in its educational approach. Students are first exposed to material in the classroom and provided an opportunity to practice the skills both in the classroom and the clinical setting. After students have had an opportunity to refine their new skills, they are evaluated by approved clinical instructors to show proficiency in using these skills, enabling them to perform those skills on patients.
Athletic Training Program Mission
The mission of the program is to provide a positive learning environment with opportunities for students to master the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to succeed in the athletic training profession and to uphold the ethical standards for athletic trainers as defined by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA).
Athletic Training Program Goals and Student Outcomes