Learning Outcomes — Athletic Training

  • Athletic training students will master the entry-level Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) educational competencies and clinical proficiencies as evidenced by successful completion of the Board of Certification (BOC) examination.
  • Athletic training students will develop into an evidence-based practitioner through the application of theoretical concepts and skills while engaging in their clinical education experiences.
  • Athletic training students will model appropriate professional and ethical practices during classroom and clinical experiences to ensure the quality of their patient care.
  • Athletic training students will be prepared to work within a variety of diverse settings through their professional preparation in local high schools, colleges, physical therapy clinics, physician's offices, and hospitals.
  • Athletic training students will develop a sense of professional volunteerism to promote the field of athletic training and to provide athletic training services both on campus and within the larger community through involvement in the Spartan Athletic Training Student Organization.
  • Athletic training students will develop an appreciation for life-long learning through involvement in a number of avenues of professional development, including Aurora University's sports medicine symposium, the Illinois Athletic Trainers' Association, the Great Lakes Athletic Trainers' Association, and the National Athletic Trainers' Association.
  • Students will develop the ability to communicate with other allied health professionals as evidenced by frequent interaction with certified athletic trainers, physical therapists, occupational therapists, nurses, physicians, and exercise physiologists.
  • Athletic training students will demonstrate the ability to implement current technologies to improve the quality of patient care and to improve their professional practice.