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Athletic Training

Athletic Training Program Goals & Outcomes

The mission of the KU Athletic Training program is to offer quality education through a variety of clinical experiences and didactic coursework. The Athletic Training program will prepare students for the Board of Certification examination as well as careers in athletic training.

Program goals include:

  • Prepare students to pass the Board of Certification examination; 
  • Prepare students for graduate school or employment in a variety of settings;
  • Educate students to conduct themselves in a professional and ethical manner;
  • Expose and educate students to the practice of evidence based medicine;
  • Provide quality instruction within didactic coursework and clinical experiences;
  • Promote the profession of athletic training through service and leadership;
  • Promote athletic training student research and involvement in state, regional and national organizations;
  • Demonstrate interdisciplinary collaboration with other health professions.

Students who complete the Athletic Training bachelor’s program at KU will be able to demonstrate an understanding of relevant concepts related to the following content areas:

  • Evidence-Based Practice
  • Prevention and Health Promotion
  • Clinical Examination and Diagnosis
  • Acute Care of Injury and Illness
  • Therapeutic Interventions
  • Psychosocial Strategies and Referral
  • Health Care Administration
  • Professional Development and Responsibility

Students completing the Bachelor of Science Degree, Athletic Training will be able to successfully pass the Board of Certification Examination and gain employment.

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