Mission, Goals and Outcomes


The Department of Sports Medicine prides itself on aligning with the University and College of Health Sciences missions by providing student access and high quality education. The program prepares students to become competent athletic trainers through a combination of didactic and clinical educational experiences. Additionally the program values patient centered care with an emphasis on evidenced based practice. Upon completion of the program students will have the knowledge, skills, and abilities set forth by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education to pass the board of certification (BOC) examination and begin a career in one of many employment settings athletic trainers work in.


  • To analyze, synthesize, and think critically to solve problems as they relate to the field of athletic training.
  • To communicate and use information appropriately in the clinical setting with patients.
  • To collaborate with a variety of healthcare providers to help in the decision making process for patient care.
  • To prepare students to practice effectively as healthcare providers.


  • AT students will be successful in graduating and gaining employment in the field of athletic training.
  • Identify, describe, and explain concepts associated with the domains of athletic training education.
  • Communicate effectively in the oral and written form using evidence based practice principles.
  • Locate, evaluate, and use information related to evidence based practice.
  • Develop and defend clinical reasoning skills in the clinical education setting when interacting with patients.
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