THE UNIVERSITY OF TAMPA
ATHLETIC TRAINING PROGRAM
MISSION, GOALS, OBJECTIVES
Program Mission
The mission of The University of Tampa Athletic Training Program is to educate and challenge dedicated students through rigorous
academic and clinical experiences focusing on traditional settings to develop excellence in the care of athletic injuries.
Furthermore, our mission is to provide personalized education to diverse learners through a wide variety of individualized clinical
opportunities throughout their undergraduate education.
Finally, our goal is to develop responsible, capable, involved professionals with a belief in excellence and lifelong learning in their life and
careers.
Program Goals and Objectives
1. When students complete The University of Tampa Athletic Training Program, they should be able to synthesize the cognitive knowledge
from program coursework and demonstrate acquisition of athletic training specific knowledge and skills defined by the Commission on
Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).
a. Students will achieve a minimum of a BC to demonstrate successful acquisition of the required knowledge in the designated
athletic training courses.
b. Students will demonstrate successful acquisition of athletic training professional knowledge and skill by passing the Board of
Certification (BOC) national certifying examination with a three year aggregate first time pass rate of 85%.
2. When students complete The University of Tampa Athletic Training Program, they should be able to demonstrate mastery of clinical
skills over time by demonstrating entry-level competence of skill application in the clinical education component of the program.
a. Students will illustrate individual skill application by successfully passing (80%) all practical examinations in the required
athletic training specific program courses.
b. Students will demonstrate entry-level competence for all (100%) of the identified clinical skills as assessed by clinical
preceptors.
Student Learning Outcomes
1. Athletic Training Program (AT) students will have a mastery of the appropriate theory, content/knowledge, and skills in
athletic training necessary to perform the essential skills for effective entry-level practice in the profession of athletic training.
2. AT students will demonstrate that they have acquired the theory, content/knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to examine
and assess an injured or ill athlete/ patient.
3. AT students will demonstrate that they have acquired the theory, content/knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to intervene
with an injured or ill athlete/patient.
4. Students in the AT program will demonstrate that they have acquired the theory, content/ knowledge, skills and abilities
necessary to develop injury prevention and risk management programs for the athlete/patient and/or the sponsoring
organization.
5. Students in the AT program will demonstrate appropriate professional behaviors at entry-level expectations at the end of their
clinical experiences.
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