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M.S.A.T Program Goals

The goal of the M.S.A.T. program is to prepare graduates to apply a wide variety of specific health care skills and knowledge as determined by CAATE and based on the current 5th Edition of the NATA Athletic Training Education Competencies. The knowledge and skills identified in the competencies consist of eight 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
  • Healthcare Administration
  • Professional Development and Responsibility

To achieve this goal, a comprehensive curriculum has been designed to integrate formal classroom instruction and clinical education.

General Program Goals

The curriculum prepares the graduate to:

  1. be professionals, active contributors and leaders in the health care system;
  2. practice in a professional, safe, ethical and legal manner;
  3. deliver appropriate athletic training services;
  4. accept the responsibility for professional growth through entry into the educational, research and legislative arenas;
  5. possess a broad base of knowledge to advocate for and serve patients of all ages in an environment of sensitivity and respectful of human dignity; and
  6. become educators and consultants who can effect change in the patient's health care.

Specific Program Goals and Objectives:

The curriculum prepares the graduate to:
1. Practice athletic training in a professional manner by adhering to:

  • standards of practice endorsed by the profession (NATA and BOC)
  • applicable state and federal laws
  • ethical principles endorsed by the profession
  • practice patterns within the scope of their abilities in the delivery of services
  • guidelines for referral to other professional when indicated

2. Deliver appropriate athletic training services by:

  • selecting and performing appropriate patient examinations, evaluations and assessment
  • planning and implementing appropriate interventions for patients and their families
  • documenting all aspects of athletic training services
  • communicating effectively with patients, families and colleagues

3. Accept responsibility for professional growth by:

  • reviewing, critically analyzing and participating in research projects
  • critically analyzing and applying new concepts and findings to clinical practice
  • participating in professional activities

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