Winthrop University: COE - Athletic Training - Athletic Training, BS mission

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Mission Statement

The mission of the Winthrop University Athletic Training Program (WU-ATP) is to prepare the athletic training student to sit for the Board of Certification (BOC) Exam and to accept an entry level position as a certified athletic trainer or enter a graduate program in athletic training or a related area.  In order to accomplish this mission, students will be provided with high quality didactic and clinical education, which incorporates, at a minimum, the competencies and clinical proficiencies published by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).

Vision Statement

The WU-ATP will be a program of recognized excellence by virtue of its record of preparing athletic trainers who make significant contributions to the athletic training profession, have a life-long commitment to intellectual growth, and strive to improve their skills as allied health care providers throughout their entire professional career.

Goals and Objectives

  1. To provide each student with high quality didactic and laboratory coursework that incorporates contemporary knowledge in athletic training.
  2. To provide each student with supervised clinical experiences in a variety of settings with preceptors who are committed to student development and who serve as role models of professional involvement.
  3. To develop appropriate knowledge, skills and abilities in the student to prepare her/him for employment or post-baccalaureate education.
  4. To develop written and verbal communication skills in each student.
  5. To promote professional and ethical conduct in the student at all times.
  6. To foster reflective, evidence-based practice in each student.
  7. To foster an appreciation of athletic training as a health care profession in the student.
  8. To establish the importance of continuing education and professional involvement in the student.
  9. To assist the student in gaining employment or entrance into post-baccalaureate study.

Last Updated: 4/20/20