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Program and Student Outcomes and Objectives

To provide high-quality educational experiences both clinically and didactically, preparing students for success on the Board of Certification's (BOC) national certifying exam.


1.1 Develop mastery of Knowledge, Skills, andAbilitiesfoundintheEducational Competencies, and Clinical Proficiencies within the Athletic Training program curriculum 

1.2 Understanding of the role of the BOC, Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training  Education (CAATE), and National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) through  research, presentation, and discussion 

1.3 Provide quality clinical experiences(both genders)through upper and lower extremities, general medical, non-athletic populations, and equipment-intensive clinical settings 

1.4 Provide learning opportunities that integrate the classroom, laboratory, and practicum experiences into the clinical setting 

1.5 Provide innovative classroom, laboratory, and practicum experiences to improve learning through the use of various technology and instruction tools 

1.6 Identify future AT program needs measured via assessments(e.g.,alumni and employer surveys, Advisory Board meetings, student surveys)

To prepare graduates that practice with cultural competence and professional integrity.


2.1 Set high expectations of adherence to and review the NATA and Idaho State Board of Medicine Codes of Ethics 

2.2 Set high expectations of adherence to and review the Idaho State University ATS Handbook

2.3 Prepare ATSs to work in diverse settings with diverse populations 

2.4 Provide opportunities for the ATS to communicate appropriately with regard to age, activity level, gender, race, ethnic, linguistic, socioeconomic, and special needs background through assignments in diverse clinical settings 

2.5 Emphasize the importance and benefits associated with NATA membership and becoming an active member in the NATA and/or other allied healthcare associations 

2.6 Encourage and facilitate efforts oftheATSsto attend national, regional, state, or local continuing education symposiums, workshops, or meetings by providing information,  transportation, and release time from didactic and clinical responsibilities 

2.7 Promote and encourage teaching opportunities and service orientation for ATSs 

To promote the use of Evidence-Based Practice for delivery of patient care


3.1 Promote and encourage the growth of research skills in ATSs for education preparation through research, presentation, and attending clinical symposia

3.2 Expose ATSs to current practices during classroom and clinical sessions through didactic and clinical education

3.3 Emphasize the ongoing importance of reading, studying, and applying research in the
athletic training field through research, presentation, and individual and group projects

3.4 Develop the ability to produce clinical outcomes to support their evidence-based
practice through participating in the collection of outcomes at clinical rotations

To prepare graduates for employment in both traditional as well as non-traditional work environments associated with athletic health care.


4.1 Provide ATSs with diverse athletic training experiences in high school, college, youth, industrial, and clinical settings

4.2 Provide ATSs with well-rounded allied healthcare learning experiences through interprofessional experiences

4.3 Develop the ATSs' awareness and knowledge of the Role Delineation Study

To prepare ATSs to incorporate a positive working relationship with fellow students, athletic, and allied health community members.


5.1 Provide ATSs with opportunities to communicate with athletic and medical personnel during clinical rotations

5.2 Provide ATSs with opportunities to integrate learning and working experiences with fellow students through demonstration and discussion

5.3 Provide ATSs with internship opportunities to develop professional rapport with other athletic and allied health professionals

5.4 Provide opportunities for interprofessional collaboration through the development of standardized patient simulations