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Program Student Outcomes and Objectives

OUTCOME 1: 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       Mastery of Knowledges, Skills, and Abilities found in the Educational 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)
1.3       Quality clinical experiences (both genders) through upper and lower extremity, general medical, non-athletic populations, and equipment intensive clinical settings
1.4       Learning opportunities that integrate the classroom, laboratory, and practicum experiences into the clinical setting
1.5       Innovative classroom, laboratory, and practicum experiences to improve learning through the use of various technology and instruction tools
1.6       Future AT program needs measured via assessments (e.g., alumni and employer surveys, Advisory Board meetings, student surveys)

OUTCOME 2: To prepare graduates that practice with cultural competence and professional integrity

2.1       Expectation of adherence to and review the NATA and Idaho State Board of Medicine Codes of Ethics
2.2       Expectation of adherence to and review the Idaho State University Athletic Training Student Handbook
2.3       Preparation of Athletic Training Students to work in diverse settings with diverse populations
2.4       Provide opportunities for the Athletic Training Student to communicate appropriately with regard to age, activity level, gender, race, ethnic, linguistic, socioeconomic, and special needs background
2.4       Emphasize the importance and benefits associated with NATA membership and becoming an active member in the NATA and/or other allied health care associations
2.5       Encourage and facilitate efforts of the Athletic Training Students to attend national, regional, state, or local continuing education symposiums, workshops, or meetings
2.6       Promote and encourage teaching opportunities and service orientation for Athletic Training Students

OUTCOME 3: To promote the use of Evidence-Based Practice for delivery of patient care

3.1       Promote and encourage the growth of research skills in Athletic Training Students for education preparation
3.2       Expose Athletic Training Students to current practices during classroom and clinical sessions
3.3       Emphasize the ongoing importance of reading, studying, and applying research in the athletic training field

OUTCOME 4: To prepare graduates for employment in both traditional as well as non-traditional work environments associated with athletic health care

4.1       Provide Athletic Training Students with diverse athletic training experiences
4.2       Provide Athletic Training Students with well-rounded allied health care learning experiences
4.3       Develop the Athletic Training Students’ awareness and knowledge of the Role Delineation Study

OUTCOME 5: To prepare Athletic Training Students to incorporate a positive working relationship with fellow students, athletic, and allied health community members

5.1       Provide Athletic Training Students with opportunities to communicate with athletic and medical personnel
5.2       Provide Athletic Training Students with opportunities to integrate learning and working experiences with fellow students
5.3       Provide Athletic Training Students with internship opportunities to develop professional rapport with athletic and allied health professionals