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Student Learning Outcomes

I. Student Learning Outcome: Students will have the appropriate knowledge and educational foundation to become a certified athletic trainer.

Student Learning Objectives

I.1 The student will be able to explain the role of evidence-based practice in the clinical decision making process.

I.2 The student will identify and describe measures used to monitor injury prevention strategies and will be able to explain the effectiveness of such strategies.

I.3 The student will demonstrate knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and biomechanics when applying clinical-reasoning skills through the physical examination process in order to assimilate data, select appropriate assessment tests, and formulate a differential diagnosis.

I.4 The student will demonstrate knowledge and skills in the evaluation and immediate management of acute injuries and illnesses.

I.5 The student will demonstrate knowledge in the recognition, treatment, and referral of general medical conditions and disabilities of athletes and others involved in physical activity.

I.6 The student will have the ability to plan, implement, document, and evaluate the efficacy of therapeutic intervention programs, including the use of modalities, therapeutic exercise, and pharmacological agents.

I.7 The student will have an understanding of the professional responsibilities, avenues of professional development, and national and state regulatory agencies and standards in order to promote athletic training as a professional discipline.

I.8 The student will be prepared to succeed on the senior oral practical exam.

I.9 The student will be prepared to obtain BOC certification.

Program Objectives

I.1 Provide a progressive didactic curriculum that facilitates the understanding of all content areas currently identified by the NATA Athletic Training Education Competencies.

I.2 Provide practical coursework that facilitates the development of clinical skills needed to perform the daily duties of an athletic trainer.

I.3 Instructors will have a strong academic background in the subject

I.4 Instructors will utilize well-designed lesson plans, and current research, materials, and technology

I.5 Instructors will maintain a controlled, positive learning environment and will display professional demeanor at all times

II. Student Learning Outcome: Students will integrate didactic knowledge and psychomotor skills as a clinically proficient entry-level athletic trainer with a diverse set of skills and clinical experiences.

Student Learning Objectives

II.1 The student will demonstrate how to utilize current research, clinical expertise, and patient outcomes to identify best practices in daily athletic training duties.

II.2 The student will demonstrate the ability to evaluate and manage acute injuries and illnesses.

II.3 The student will demonstrate the ability to recognize, treat, and refer general medical conditions and disabilities of athletes and others involved in physical activity.

II.4 The student will demonstrate the ability to design an appropriate therapeutic intervention to maximize the patient’s health-related quality of life.

II.5 The student will demonstrate proficiency that represents the synthesis and integration of knowledge, skills, and clinical decision-making into actual patient care.

Program Objectives

II.1 Preceptors will maintain a controlled, positive learning environment

II.2 Preceptors and students will have access to necessary facilities and equipment

II.3 Preceptors will display professional demeanor at all times

II.4 Preceptors will provide stimulating scenarios and help integrate knowledge into the clinical setting

II.5 The curriculum will provide students with a variety of preceptors and clinical sites

III. Student Learning Outcome: Students will demonstrate competency in interpreting evidence-based research and improving clinical standards and practice through clinical question development and research methodology.

Student Learning Objectives

III.1 Students will demonstrate the ability to perform literature reviews on various topics throughout the curriculum

III.2 Students will demonstrate the ability to plan, prepare, and present a case report.

III.3 Students will demonstrate the ability to apply evidence-based medicine and critical thinking skills in the diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of patients

III.4 Students will demonstrate the ability to plan, prepare, and design a research study

III.5 Students will incorporate patient-centered outcomes to evaluate patient care

Program Objectives

III.1 Provide an educational curriculum that utilizes a developmental approach for students to best gain an understanding and appreciation for evidence-based practice and research.

III.2 Provide students the necessary education and opportunities to develop research hypotheses, identify and read relevant research, and design an applicable research plan.

III.3 Courses provide instruction for identifying, implementing, and evaluating evidence-based medicine.

III.4 Preceptors utilize evidence-based practice at affiliated sites with the delivery of patient care.

IV. Student Learning Outcome: Students will promote and demonstrate acceptable standards of ethical conduct for professional practice. Students will understand the importance of inter-professional relationships, collaborating with other health care professionals, and will become effective communicators (written, verbal, non-verbal, etc…).

Student Learning Objectives

IV.1 The student will demonstrate the knowledge of the role of an athletic trainer in the health care field.

IV.2 The student will demonstrate the knowledge of other health care professionals (non-athletic trainers) in the health care field.

IV.3 The student will demonstrate moral and ethical judgment in the field of athletic training and will collaborate with other members of the health care team.

IV.4 The student will demonstrate an understanding of cultural differences regarding patient interaction and patient care.

IV.5 The student will model appropriate professional behavior at all clinical sites.

Program Objectives

IV.1 Instructors will maintain a high level of ethical behavior in the classroom and present themselves as appropriate role models.

IV.2 Preceptors will respect patient confidentiality and maintain ethical behavior with patient interaction.

IV.3 Preceptors will demonstrate effective communication (verbal, non-verbal, and written) when working with other professionals.




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