Athletic Training Knowledge, Skills, and Ability
Students will demonstrate acquisition and application of athletic training knowledge, skills, and abilities at the
master's degree level. The educational standards are listed as objectives and outcomes in required athletic
Athletic Training Professional Preparation
Students will be prepared for athletic training professional practice by demonstrating professional dispositions
and clinical decision-making with patients in level-specific practice internships at affiliated clinical sites with
the mentoring of qualified clinical preceptors (instructors) by establishing collaborative relationships. Students
will also demonstrate leadership and management skills.
Professional/Ethical Behavior in Classroom, Clinic, and Work
Students will demonstrate professional, ethical, and moral behavior as students and clinicians in classroom,
laboratory, and clinical settings preparatory to professional conduct in their career.
Students will demonstrate oral and written communication skills with emphasis on presentation of clinically
relevant evidence. They will communicate effectively and professionally with the sports medicine team, staff
members, patients, and peers.
Integrate Science into Practice
Students will demonstrate a foundational understanding of clinical research, including design, methods and
They will be able to think critically to identify and solve problems by integrating scientific information and
research into athletic training practice.
Students will be able to read, digest, and synthesize key concepts from the relevant athletic training and medical
literature. They will be able to develop a relevant clinical question using a predefined question format (e.g.,
PICO = Patients, Intervention, Comparison, Outcomes). They will be able to apply and interpret clinical
outcomes to assess patient status, progress, and change using psychometrically sound outcome instruments.