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Athletic Training Education Program
The Athletic Training Education Program at the University of Mary is accredited by the Committee on Accreditation for Athletic Training Education Program (CAATE). More information on CAATE can be found at www.caate.net. By graduating from an accredited curriculum program, students become eligible candidates to sit for the Board of Certification (BOC) examination.
The athletic training student's professional preparation is directed toward the development of specific competencies in the following domains: prevention, clinical evaluation and diagnosis, immediate care, treatment, rehabilitation, and reconditioning, organization and administration, and professional development; in the following content areas: risk management and injury prevention, pathology of injuries and illnesses, orthopedic clinical examination and diagnosis, medical conditions and disabilities, acute care of injury and illness, therapeutic modalities, conditioning and rehabilitative exercise, pharmacology, psychological intervention and referral, nutritional aspects of injury and illness, health care administration, and professional development and responsibilities. Through a combination of formal classroom instruction and clinical experience, the athletic training student is prepared to apply a wide variety of specific health care skills and knowledge in each domain during assigned hours of supervised clinical experience.
The athletic training major is a four-year Bachelor of Science degree.
The mission or the University of Mary Athletic Training EducationProgram is to prepare students to become professionals who assist athletes of all ages and abilities to participate in recreational and competitive activities. The program strives to develop leaders in the athletic training profession or allied health professions who possess excellent communication and critical thinking skills. We encourage understanding and respect for social, physical, and cultural diversity.
Outcomes and Goals
The goal of the University of Mary Athletic Training Education Program is to develop athletic training students who will successfully meet the Board of Certification (BOC) standards for certification, consistent with the domains of the most current BOC Role Delineation Study.
Criteria for Acceptance of Students Application
1. Application materials are distributed to the student enrolled in ATH 121 and ATH 243. Minimum criteria for selection include: Applications for admission are submitted in September of the fall semester. All prerequisites are strictly enforced. Student-athletes at the University are considered for admittance into the professional level of the ATEP with the same criteria as other prospective students.
2. Application materials due at this time include: a letter of application, application for athletic training admissions, three recommendation forms, proof of current Emergency Cardiac Care and First Aid certification, report of medical history and report of health evaluation, documentation of completed HBV series, a copy of student's immunication certification, a signed and dated copy of the Technical Standards for Admission to the Major.
3. The Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP) Admissions Committee reviews all applications for completeness, and the applicant is informed of any deficiency. The applicant has the opportunity for immediate remediation of the deficiency to allow for continuation in the application process. Applicants with completed application materials are notified of their provisional acceptance into the ATEP. A non-remediated deficiency affects the applicant's continuation in the admissions process.
4. The applicant will be interviewed by the Athletic Training Admissions Committee during the fall semester when the student is enrolled in ATH 243. The admissions committee includes but is not limited to the athletic training program director, clinical education coordinator, curriculum coordinator, and a minimum of one University faculty member, one approved clinical instructor or clinical instructor, and one athletic training student.
ATH 151, 238, 243, 244, 314; BIO 103, 207, 208; PED 157, 159, 360; HPS 206
Required Professional Courses:
ATH 316, 317, 319, 327, 328, 329, 353, 354, 441, 453, 454; EXS 336; PSY 201, 207; MAT 180 or 204