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Athletic trainers (ATs) are highly qualified, multiskilled health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to provide preventative services, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention, and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions.
Professional training education in athletic training uses a competency-based approach in both the classroom and clinical settings. Using a medical-based education model, athletic training students are educated to provide comprehensive patient care in five domains of clinical practice: prevention; clinical evaluation, and diagnosis; immediate and emergency care; treatment and rehabilitation; and organization and professional health and well-being. The educational requirements for CAATE-accredited athletic training education programs include acquisition of knowledge, skills, and clinical abilities along with a broad scope of foundational behaviors of professional practice. Students complete an extensive clinical learning requirement that is embodied in the clinical integration proficiencies (professional, practice-oriented outcomes) as identified in the athletic training education competencies.
This program is a professional program in athletic training that will have two routes of entry.
All students, regardless of their entry point will go through the program as a cohort and will take the same courses in the same sequence. All students will be required to be full-time students to meet the didactic and clinical demands of the program.
The degree is comprised of 59 credits.