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Student Learning Outcomes


1. Student Learning Outcome

The student will be prepared to demonstrate proficiency in 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.

Objectives:

1.1 The student will be able to explain the role of evidence-based practice in the clinical decision making process.

1.2 The student will be able to use knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and biomechanics when applying clinical-reasoning skills through the physical examination process in order to assimilate data, select appropriate assessment tests, and formulate a differential diagnosis.

1.3 The student will demonstrate knowledge and skills in the evaluation and immediate management of acute injuries and illnesses.

1.4 The student will have the ability to recognize, treat, and refer general medical conditions and disabilities of athletes and others involved in physical activity.

1.5 The student will have the ability to plan, implement, document, and evaluate the efficacy of therapeutic intervention programs, including the use of modalities, therapeutic exercise, and pharmacological agents.

1.6 The student will have an understanding of the professional responsibilities, avenues of professional development, and national and state regulatory agencies and standards in order to promote athletic training as a professional discipline.

1.7 The student will be prepared to succeed on the senior oral practical exam.

1.8 The student will be prepared to obtain BOC certification.

2. Student Learning Outcome

Athletic training students will develop critical thinking skills, while simultaneously demonstrating an appreciation for research and the implementation of evidence based research within clinical practice.

Objectives:

2.1 The student will identify and describe measures used to monitor injury prevention strategies and will be able to explain the effectiveness of such strategies.

2.2 The student will have the ability to plan, implement, document, and evaluate the efficacy of therapeutic intervention programs, including the use of modalities, therapeutic exercise, and pharmacological agents.

2.3 The student will utilize current research in daily athletic training duties that are consistent with the identified best practices.

3. Student Learning Outcome

Upon completing the athletic training education program, students will be prepared to properly demonstrate the skills, knowledge, and critical thinking required in an entry-level position or graduate school program.

Objectives:

3.1 The student will be able to design an appropriate therapeutic intervention to maximize the patient’s health-related quality of life.

3.2 The student will show proficiency that represents the synthesis and integration of knowledge, skills, and clinical decision-making into actual patient care.

3.3 The student will be able to demonstrate knowledge of risk management, health care delivery mechanisms, insurance, reimbursement, documentation, patient privacy, and facility management.

3.4 The student will be able to recognize patients exhibiting abnormal social, emotional, and mental behaviors and have the skills to intervene and refer these individuals when appropriate.

3.5 The student will be prepared to effectively communicate, verbally and written, with other health care professionals, patients, parents, students, coaches, and administrators.

3.6 The student will be prepared to obtain BOC certification.

4. Student Learning Outcome

Upon graduation, athletic training students will become morally driven allied health care professionals.  Graduates will be engaged in life-long learning and will participate in the advancement of the athletic training profession.

Objectives:

4.1 The student will demonstrate moral and ethical judgment in the field of athletic training and will collaborate with other members of the health care team.

4.2 The student will continue to promote the athletic training profession.

4.3 The student will be an active participant in local, state, and national conferences and athletic training events.

4.4 The student will serve as a positive role model in the health care field through leadership and service to others and the community.

4.5 The student will be capable of developing, administering, and managing a health care facility and associated venues that provide health care to athletes and others involved in physical activity.




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