Athletic Training

Athletic Training

Learning Goals & Objectives

Learning Goal 1 (KNOWLEDGE – Observed in Writing)

Candidates in the Athletic Training program will demonstrate content knowledge, pedagogical, and professional knowledge necessary for successful performance in their field. 

Students will:
  • Demonstrate knowledge of how to prevent injury and manage risk of injuries/illnesses
  • Recognize the nature and diagnosing extent of injuries/illness
  • Demonstrate knowledge of acute injuries/illnesses
  • Demonstrate knowledge of athletic training practice in various practice settings, or post professional education programs 

Learning Goal 2 (KNOWLEDGE – Observed Skills and Dispositions)

Candidates in the Athletic Training program will demonstrate professional skills and dispositions necessary for successful performance in their field.

Students will:
  • Recognize the nature and diagnosing extent of injuries/illness
  • Manage acute injuries/illnesses
  • Implement treatment and rehabilitation protocols and reconditioning programs

Learning Goal 3 (SERVICE)

Candidates in the Athletic Training program will demonstrate willingness to use their skills to benefit and serve society. Within the contexts of their work, candidates promote authentic learning, social and emotional development, and a commitment to social justice in environments that foster respect for diversity and the dignity of all.

Students will: 
  • Identify cultural and diversity awareness in patient populations

Learning Goal 4 (PROFESSIONALISM)

Candidates will demonstrate self-reflection as a habit of mind, continuously assessing and refining their professional practice as they construct a rich repertoire of research-based knowledge, skills, and attitudes for effective performance ensuring that all students and/or clients have optimal opportunities to learn and grow.

Students will:
  • Use self-reflection to assess and refine professional practice

Learning Goal 5 (LEADERSHIP)

Candidates will become adept at applying their acquired knowledge in the process of evaluating their own professional performance and decision-making with respect to its impact on students and/or clients, organizations, and the wider community.