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Athletic Training, BS

Student Outcomes

Assessment of Student Outcomes

Outcome AT-A Collaboration (undergraduate)

Work together and share the workload equitably to progress toward shared objectives learned through structured activities that occur over a significant period of time.
Objective 1 Use knowledge of group dynamics to select appropriate roles.

Measure 1

2018 Status
Not Yet Achieved
This is baseline data and has not been previously reported. Twenty-three out of 25 students in the class completed the rubric. In the area of Group Dynamics within Collaboration 78.26% of students scored themselves a 3 = Satisfies (the level we expect for graduating seniors) and 21.73% scored themselves as a 2 = Progressing in this area. For those who chose Satisfies, this indicates that they work with others to identify roles within the group and take on the appropriate role that matches talents and abilities. For those who chose Progressing, this indicates that they discuss the roles needed in a group and take on a role with some thought or rationale.

Measure 2

2018 Status
Not Yet Achieved
In the area of Group Dynamics of Collaboration the instructor scored the students as 68% Satisfied and 32% Progressing. This is baseline data.

Objective 2 Use knowledge of group management to create effective plans.

Measure 1

2018 Status
Not Yet Achieved
Collaboration is the ability to work together and share the workload equitably to progress toward shared objectives, learned through structured activities that occur over a significant period of time. In this case the students completed an Advocacy Proposal for a local Athletic Training program within the community. Students worked in groups of 4-5 and completed a Needs Assessment of the Program based on best practices in the profession as defined through the literature. This section of collaboration looks at Project Management which is using knowledge of group management to create effective plans. Prior to starting this assignment students learned about leadership and management in class - both defining them and learning about different strategies related to the topics. Results of students self-assessment in this area revealed that 60.87% of students scored themselves a 3 = Satisifies the level expected for graduating seniors. This means they consistently engaged with others in setting and modifying group goals and action plans. 39.13% of student scored themselves a 2 = Progressing. This means that they provided input for group goals and action plans. The target was arbitrarily set at 85% as this has never been collected before and we had no basis to work from. All students met the threshold of reporting a 2 or better indicating they all felt they were above baseline which would be ignoring others or letting others set group goals and action plans. The data collected in this area is baseline data.

Measure 2

2018 Status
Not Yet Achieved
In the area of Project Management the instructor reported that 40% of students Satisfied this objective, 56% are Progressing, and 4% were at Baseline. This is baseline data.

Objective 3 Successfully follow the groups plan.

Measure 1

2018 Status
Achieved
Collaboration is the ability to work together and share the workload equitably to progress toward shared objectives, learned through structured activities that occur over a significant period of time. In this case the students completed an Advocacy Proposal for a local Athletic Training program within the community. Students worked in groups of 4-5 and completed a Needs Assessment of the Program based on best practices in the profession as defined through the literature. This section of collaboration looks at Project Execution which is successfully following the groups plan. In this are 86.96% of students (n=23) scored themselves as a 3 - which means that they carry out tasks flexibly, addressing any obstacles or conflicts to complete the project. 13.04% scored themselves as a 2 - meaning they carry out tasks adequately, but avoid addressing any conflicts to complete the project. These scores meet the target of 85% of students scoring a 3 or better and all students meeting the minimum threshold of a 2 which would have indicated that they carry out tasks independently or not carry out tasks and ignore any conflict.This is baseline data and has not been previously reported.

Measure 2

2018 Status
Not Yet Achieved
When examining Project Execution as part of Collaboration the instructor found 40% of students to Satisfy this objective, 56% are Progressing and 4% are baseline. This is baseline data.

Objective 4 Assess contributions of self and others to the group dynamics.

Measure 1

2018 Status
Not Yet Achieved
Collaboration is the ability to work together and share the workload equitably to progress toward shared objectives, learned through structured activities that occur over a significant period of time. In this case the students completed an Advocacy Proposal for a local Athletic Training program within the community. Students worked in groups of 4-5 and completed a Needs Assessment of the Program based on best practices in the profession as defined through the literature. This section of collaboration looks at Process Critique which is assessing contributions of self and others to the group dynamics. 69.57% of students scored a 3 - indicating that they thoroughly assess contributions of self and others to the group dynamics. 30.43% of students scored a 2 - indicating they partially assess the contributions of self and others to the group dynamics. This is below the arbitrary threshold set at 85% (due to this being baseline data). The minimum threshold of a 2 or better was met. All students felt they were above the Baseline of minimally assessing contributions of self and others to the group dynamics. This is baseline data and has not been previously reported.

Measure 2

2018 Status
Not Yet Achieved
Instructor assessment of Process Critique of Collaboration revealed 80% of students Satisfying this objective with 20% Progressing. This is baseline data. This is very close to the target of 85% with all students above baseline.

Outcome AT-B Written Communication (undergraduate)

Write effectively for multiple purposes and audiences.
Objective 1 Develop content that is appropriate to a specific disciplinary or professional context, drawing upon relevant sources.

Measure 1

2018 Status
Not Yet Achieved
Through self-assessment 56.5% of students scored themselves as Satisfies and 43.5% as Progressing in the Content objective of Written Communication. This is baseline data.

Measure 2

2018 Status
Not Yet Achieved
In the Content objective of Written Communication the instructor scored 24% of students as Satisfies, and 76% as Progressing. All students met the threshold of being above Baseline. Content and resources used were mostly relevant but more depth to credible resources was needed.

Objective 2 Organize written material to suit the purposes of the document and meet the needs of the intended audience.

Measure 1

2018 Status
Not Yet Achieved
About half of the class scored that they satisfy the objective which states they can organize writing to promote coherence, cohesion, and flow appropriate to the context and audience. Slightly less than half stated they were progressing which means they are able to follow basic organization appropriate to the context. This objective was also scored by the instructor which will be elaborated on in the other measure which revealed that the instructor scored a larger portion of students as progressing than satisfying this objective. The target of having all students above baseline was achieved. The data collected was baseline.

Measure 2

2018 Status
Not Yet Achieved
The instructor scored 24% of the students as Satisfying the objective while 76% were Progressing. All students scored above Baseline which meets the Threshold. To satisfy this objective students had to organize writing to promote coherence, cohesion, and flow appropriate to the context and audience. In this project students did several parts and then had to bring them together as a whole cohesive document. Transitions across the projects as a whole did not tie all of the sections together as was graded on a rubric on the final project. There were some good transitions but they were not consistently used through the project.

Objective 3 Express ideas using language that meets the needs and expectations of the intended audience.

Measure 1

2018 Status
Not Yet Achieved
56.5 % of students reported that they Satisfy the Clarity/Style objective related to Written Communication while 43.5% of students reported that they are Progressing in this area.

Measure 2

2018 Status
Not Yet Achieved
In the objective of Clarity/Style of Written Communication the Instructor score 12% of students as Satisfying this objective and 88% as Progressing. All students met the Threshold of scoring above Baseline. To satisfy this objective students had to use language skillfully to engage intended readers and convey meaning, adapting style adequately to context and purpose. This was a persuasive argument paper and students found general references and resources to rationalize what they were asking for, but was missing the depth to show NEED; a general lack of depth in the argument.

Objective 4 Use conventions of grammar, punctuation, usage, formatting, and citation appropriate to the specific writing situation.

Measure 1

2018 Status
Not Yet Achieved
In the Mechanics objective under Written Communication 73.9% of students scored themselves as Satisfying the objective while 26.1% of students scored themselves as progressing. This was baseline data.

Measure 2

2018 Status
Not Yet Achieved
The instructor scored 24% of students as Satisfying this objective and 76% as Progressing. All students scored above Baseline meeting the Threshold. To Satisfy this objective students had to demonstrate careful editing of grammar, punctuation, usage, citation, and formatting conventions appropriate to the specific writing situation. Despite 4 peer edits, 4 Writing Center reviews and 4 instructor edits there were still numerous errors throughout the final projects.

Outcome AT-C IPEC Core Competency Integration (graduate: MAT)

Students will Integrate select Core Competencies of Interprofessional Collaborative Practice into Athletic Training Practice. (graduate: MAT)
Objective 1 Collaborate with individuals of other professions to maintain a climate of mutual respect and shared values. (CAATE Standard 61/ Values/Ethics for Interprofessional Practice).
Objective 2 Use the knowledge of one's own role and those of other professions to appropriately assess and address the health care needs of patients and to promote and advance the health of populations. (Roles/Responsibilities)
Objective 3 Communicate with patients, families, communities, and professionals in health and other fields in a responsive and responsible manner that supports a team approach to the promotion and maintenance of health and the prevention and treatment of disease. (Interprofessional Communication)
Objective 4 Apply relationship-building values and the principles of team dynamics to perform effectively in different team roles to plan, deliver, and evaluate patient/populations-centered care and population health programs and policies that are safe, timely, efficient, effective, and equitable. (Teams and Teamwork)

Outcome AT-D 2012 CAATE Competencies (undergraduate)

Students will demonstrate foundational knowledge of the Athletic Training Education Competencies.
Objective 1 Identify and utilize appropriate drug resources. (CAATE competency TI-23)

Measure 1

2018 Status
Not Yet Achieved
Students in ATH 407 earned an average of 86 percent on the drug project. Unfortunately 7 of the 24 (72%) students that completed the project did not earn the threshold of 80%. However, 90% of students utilized appropriate drug resources.

Objective 2 Select and integrate appropriate psychosocial techniques into a patient's treatment or rehabilitation program to enhance rehabilitation adherence, return to play, and overall outcomes. (CAATE Competency CIP-7)

Measure 1

2018 Status
Achieved
For this objective, 25/25 (100%) students demonstrated adequate or proficient knowledge related to use of psychosocial techniques during treatment and rehabilitation of a patient. This objective was measured using proficiency scores students achieved, with scores of a 3 o 4 meeting our objective goal. A score of 3, representing adequate knowledge, was demonstrated by 2/25 (8%) students, while a score of 4, representing proficient knowledge, was demonstrated by 23/25 (92%) students.

Measure 2

2018 Status
Not Yet Achieved
Case Report 1 – 24/25 received greater than 80% Case Report 2 – 23/25 received greater than 80%

2017 Status
Achieved
In the Fall 2017 semester we collected baseline information related to students demonstrating appropriate selection and integration of psychosocial techniques, with students completing 3 clinical case reports. Our objective for these clinical case reports was for students to achieve 80% or better in score. Students demonstrated the following results: Case Report 1 – 20/24 received greater than 80% Case Report 2 – 23/24 received greater than 80% Case Report 3 – 24/24 received greater than 80% We found that we reached our objective goal and results demonstrated learning over time.

Objective 3 Assess the value of services provided by the Athletic Trainer at a community Athletic Training facility. (CAATE Competency HA-7)

Measure 1

2018 Status
Not Yet Achieved
Not reported this period.

Measure 2

2018 Status
Not Yet Achieved
80% of students scored 84% or higher on the final advocacy project based on a grading rubric. 20% of students fell below the 84% Threshold, but all received an 83%.

Measure 3

2018 Status
Not Yet Achieved
64% of students scored above the Target of 84% or better on presenting on the value of an athletic trainer and advocating for improvements in a community facility. 36% of students did not meet the threshold of 84%.

Objective 4 Use systematic reasoning to examine and evaluate information needed to design therapeutic intervention solutions.

Measure 1

2018 Status
Not Yet Achieved
Exam three prior to the final exam 84% of students achieved an 84% or better on the take home portion of their exam which focused on applying the concepts of Problem Based Learning to creating a rehabilitation program for a given case study. 16% (1 group of 4 students) of student fell below the threshold. On the Rehab Plan of Care end of the semester assignment 68% of student achieved an 84% or better and 32% fell below the Threshold. This was baseline data.

Outcome AT-F IOM Core Competencies (graduate)

Athletic Training students will employ the 5 Institute of Medicine (IOM) Core Competencies for Health Care Professionals.
Objective 1 Students will provide patient-centered care. (IOM Patient-Centered Care Competency)
Objective 2 Students will apply athletic training services in a manner that uses evidence to inform practice. (CAATE Standard 62/IOM EBP Competency)
Objective 3 Apply contemporary principles and practices of health informatics to the administration and delivery of patient care. (CAATE Standard 64/IOM Informatics Competency)
Objective 4 Use systems of quality assurance and quality improvement to enhance client/patient care. (CAATE Standard 63/IOM Quality Improvement Competency)

Outcome AT-G Professionalism

Practice health care in a manner that is compliant with the BOC Standards of Professional Practice and applicable institutional/organizational, local, state, and federal laws, regulations, rules, and guidelines.
Objective 1 Discuss applicable institutional/organizational, local, state, and federal laws, regulations, rules, and guidelines related to concussion management.

Measure 1

2018 Status
Not Yet Achieved
Baseline data was collected. Concussion legislation, standards and guidelines have changed dramatically over the last several years and it was clear that students, although they have been exposed to the information, still are not proficient in all current practices. Only 12% received an 80% or better on knowing requirements at multiple levels (local/organizational, state, federal).