ATHLETIC TRAINING

Mission Statement

The University of North Florida (UNF) Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP) is dedicated to promoting excellence in preparing the student for entry-level clinical practice through interdisciplinary coursework and clinical practice. The UNF athletic training graduate will be a competent, caring allied health care professional capable of using the knowledge and skills in prevention, recognition/evaluation/assessment, immediate care, and treatment/rehabilitation/reconditioning of injuries/conditions/illnesses, organization and administration, and professional development and responsibility. The ATEP is committed to life-long learning and seeks to provide opportunities for ongoing professional development for students in the ATEP as well as for professionals in the field of athletic training.

Student Learning Outcomes

UNF Athletic Training graduates will be able to:
  Communication Skills
  • Demonstrate effective written communication skills (e.g., appropriate terminology and format) when interacting with allied health care professionals, healthy individuals, family members, business and school administrators, colleagues, and media.
  • Demonstrate effective oral communication skills (e.g., appropriate terminology and format) when interacting with allied health care professionals, healthy individuals, family members, business and school administrators, colleagues, and media.
  • Demonstrate knowledge, attitudes, behaviors, and skills necessary to recognize cultural differences among healthy individuals and work respectfully with diverse populations and in diverse settings. Incorporate in practice and comply with the NATA Code of Ethics and BOC Standards of Practice, as well as other codes and standards as applicable.
      Content Discipline Knowledge/Skills
  • Identify and apply concepts and principles of risk management and injury prevention in the delivery of health care with various populations.
  • Identify pathology of injuries and illnesses and general medical conditions/disabilities with various populations.
  • Use the concepts, principles, and skills of clinical examination and diagnosis, care and treatment, and rehabilitation in the delivery of health care with various populations.
  • Identify and apply opportunities for professional development and responsibilities in the professional setting.
      Critical Thinking Skills
  • Evaluate and use evidence-based medicine data as a framework for the delivery of health care.
  • Incorporate the NATA Code of Ethics, BOC Standards of Practice, and individual considerations (e.g., gender, age, culture, religion, or diagnosis) in the delivery of health care to produce positive outcomes with various populations.
  • Critically examine the literature and research in athletic training and related fields.

    Assessment Approaches

    A direct measure will be pass rates on the BOC Examination. A passing score demonstrates proficiency of content/disciplinary knowledge and skills and critical thinking and communication skills. These direct measures of achievement are supplemented by such indirect assessment measures as graduate exit, alumni, and employer surveys, and employment rates and admissions to graduate school or other professional programs.

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