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Athletic Training

College: College of Nursing and Health Professions                                                                                 Program: Athletic Training

What is Athletic Training?                                                                                                               Athletic trainers are multi-skilled health care professionals who work with physicians to provide preventative care, emergency treatment, clinical diagnosis and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions.

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Our Mission                                                                                                                                              The mission of the Masters of Athletic Training (M.A.T) Program is to educate athletic training professionals to deliver patient-centered care as members of an interdisciplinary team emphasizing evidence based practice and to enhance and enrich the quality of life of all individuals and communities who encounter our faculty, staff and alumni. 

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate evidence based clinical practice and decision-making in providing athletic training services.
  • Critically analyze, interpret and apply the results of published research to professional practice.
  • Synthesize the principles of biomechanics, anatomy and neurology to develop therapeutic interventions.
  • Demonstrate the importance of ethical decision-making in patient care decisions.
  • Effectively communicate with patients, parents, supervisors, physicians, coaches, and peers.
  • Recognize the role of athletic trainers as a healthcare provider as part of a multidisciplinary team within the healthcare system.