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Washington State University
College of Education

Athletic Training Learning Outcomes

Program Goals and Objectives

  1. Develop a nationally competitive Athletic Training program
    1. Provide faculty and preceptor mentorship to produce graduates who are future leaders and outstanding clinicians
    2. Contribute to the athletic training profession through the scholarship and leadership of the faculty, staff, and students
  2. Prepare students for successful completion of the BOC Examination
    1. Provide comprehensive instruction of the CAATE required curricular content standards
    2. Provide a comprehensive clinical education program for practical application of curricular content standards
  3. Produce Athletic Trainers who are competent, independent, and critical thinkers, proficient in the care of the physically active
    1. Provide mentorship and teaching opportunities for students to mentor classmates
    2. Provide opportunities for critical analysis in developing plans of action for injury prevention, management and recovery
  4. Prepare students to function within the larger health care system
    1. Integrated experience with off campus clinical sites, allow the student to develop skills for communication with a diverse population.
    2. Through a strong didactic and clinical education, students will gain experience to perform as a competent entry level certified Athletic Trainers
    3. Through interprofessional education opportunities and exposure, students will develop skills for communicating arena with other health care professionals
  5. Promote the professional growth and development of students in the profession of Athletic Training
    1. Through membership in professional organizations at the national, regional, and state level
    2. Through attendance and involvement at professional meetings
    3. Continue to develop knowledge and skills beyond Washington State University, and enhance the Athletic Training profession by sharing that knowledge and expertise with local, state, and national professional organizations in the role of members of organizational committees via professional and public service.
  6. Promote professional and ethical behavior relevant to the field of Athletic Training. (MSU)
    1. Understanding the role of the NATA Code of Ethics and BOC Standards of Professional Practice has in the profession
    2. Adhere to the NATA Code of Ethics and the BOC Standards of Professional Practice, and maintain high moral standards when performing professional duties.
    3. Provide experiences for students to engage in inclusive, patient centered care to a diverse population.

Student Achievement Measures

  1. Graduation Rate
    1. Produce a graduation rate of 90% of admitted students who complete their program within 150% of the published time
  2. Placement Rate
    1. Produce a placement rate of 90% of students who complete the program in Athletic Training, allied health, or related areas within 6 months of graduation
  3. Board of Certification Pass Rate
    1. Produce an overall pass rate on the BOC Examination of 80% per cohort.

Student Learning Outcomes:

Successful graduates will become proficient in the following knowledge and skill areas in accordance with professional guidelines as articulated by CAATE. Students will:

  1. Provide acute care of injuries and illnesses to address planning, examination, immediate emergent or musculoskeletal management, transportation, and education to clients.
  2. Proficient in using knowledge of basic science and research methodology to interpret evidence-based research related to athletic training to answer questions and guide clinical practice.
  3. Be prepared, capable, and experienced in working as part of an inter-professional healthcare team.
  4. Develop advanced understanding of issues related to athletic training professional development.
  5. Demonstrate attitudes, behaviors, and practices that support personal well-being and life-long learning.
  6. Become proficient in prevention and health promotion to include general prevention principles, fitness and wellness principles.
  7. Be able to integrate aspects of physical and mental health, cultural competence, ethics, and patient and community values to improve the patients’ outcome.
  8. Exemplify leadership, professional engagement and advocacy to strengthen the profession of athletic training.