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Mission Statement, Goals, and Objectives

The Southeast Missouri State University Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP) is strongly committed to providing both an excellent academic and clinical education for Athletic Training majors. The ATEP believes that the clinical experiences of a student should supplement a solid, but challenging, Athletic Training core curriculum. The core curriculum is based upon the required subject matter meeting CAATE Standards and with the 4th Edition of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) Athletic Training Education Competencies.

The Southeast Missouri State University ATEP is committed to fostering an open learning environment both in the classroom and clinical settings. It is our intent that the student will become confident and comfortable in the learning process and the application of skills mastered through academic and clinical preparation. It is our philosophy to instill a strong ethical and moral ideology in an effort to encourage professionalism as well as personal growth. Students are encouraged to embrace diversity in one another and in the active population they will be working with on a daily basis. The ATEP firmly supports combining a high level of professionalism with strong interpersonal skills in order to generate trust and open communication among the faculty, staff, peers, and clientele. Our program aims to promote a natural curiosity and love of learning in our students. The program is designed to expose students to various allied health professions and encourage the pursuit of continued education and research.

Upon completion of the ATEP, the student will be recommended for a Bachelor of Science Degree, Athletic Training. The ATEP is a fully accredited program through the Commission for Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). Graduates of the program are eligible to apply for the BOC Examination to become a Certified Athletic Trainer.

Goals and Objectives:

1. Students completing the Bachelor of Science Degree, Athletic Training will be able to demonstrate an understanding of relevant concepts related to the following educational domains

  1. Risk Management and Injury Prevention
  2. Pathology of Injuries and Illness
  3. Orthopedic Clinical Examination and Diagnosis
  4. Medical Conditions and Disabilities
  5. Acute Care of Injury and Illness
  6. Therapeutic Modalities
  7. Conditioning and Rehabilitative Exercise
  8. Pharmacology
  9. Psychosocial Intervention and Referral
  10. Nutritional Aspects of Injury and Illness
  11. Health Care Administration
  12. Professional Development and Responsibilities

2. Students completing the Bachelor of Science Degree, Athletic Training will be eligible to sit for the Board of Certification Examination and gain successful employment.


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