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Athletic Training


The athletic training program will provide students with a superior athletic training education integrated with experiential learning opportunities that will promote and cultivate athletic trainers who are able to critically think, utilize evidence based practice and become leaders in the field of athletic training

Athletic Training Program Goals: 

1. To prepare graduates to become competent and successful athletic trainers working in a dynamic healthcare industry
2. To provide students with a comprehensive didactic curriculum with a focus on evidence based practice/medicine
3. To provide students with quality clinical education opportunities that will afford inter-professional collaboration and cultural competence in the development of entry-level athletic trainers
4. To prepare graduates to conduct themselves with a sense of integrity, professionalism and ethical understanding by following the NATA Code of Ethics and BOC Standard for Professional Practice
5. To develop entry-level athletic trainers who are analytical problem solvers who utilize current research to answer clinical questions, guiding clinical practice

Student Learning Outcomes:

1. Students will exhibit the application and mastery of knowledge, skills and abilities to practice inter-professionally in the health care field
2. Students will develop an understanding of the importance for continued professional development and maturation while embodying the significance of professional behaviors
3. Students will demonstrate skill in critical thinking and analysis necessary in becoming an effective athletic trainer
4. Students will obtain BOC certification
5. Students will demonstrate oral, written and visual communication that is organized, coherent, accurate and professionally prepared and delivered 

Take it to the next level - the graduate level - at Merrimack.