Educational Mission, Objectives, & Outcomes

The Athletic Training Program (ATP) at Concord University prepares students for entry into the athletic training profession. Upon completion of the ATP, the student will be eligible to sit for the Board of Certification (BOC) examination.

Concord University Athletic Training Program BOC Pass Rates

 

2014-

2015

2015-

2016

2016-

2017

3YR

AGGREGATE

Number of students graduating from program. 5 6 4

 15

Number of students graduating from program who took examination. 5 5 4 14
Number of students who passed the examination on the first attempt. 2 3 4 9
Percentage of students who passed the examination on the first attempt. 40 60 100 64
Number of students who passed the examination regardless of the number of attempts. 3 4 4 11
Percentage of students who passed the examination regardless of the number of attempts. 60 80 100 79

 

MISSION:

The primary mission of the Concord University ATP is to educate each of its students about the theoretical and clinical skills necessary to work effectively with the physiological, psychological and biomechanical aspects of injury, illness and performance regarding physically active individuals. Students are presented with the didactic, psychomotor, and affective experiences that will lead them to be able to exercise sound and ethical judgment and critical thinking and problem solving skills in order to assist them in achieving satisfying careers and making positive contributions to their profession and communities. In addition, the ATP guides the student on the journey to become a lifelong learner through obligatory professional continuing education.

EDUCATIONAL OUTCOMES:

The ATP curriculum is designed to prepare the student to meet the educational competencies and clinical proficiencies necessary to be eligible to sit for the (BOC) examination. Curricula are designed to provide the student with an undergraduate preparation to seek entry level employment or entrance into graduate school programs such as sports medicine, athletic training, sports psychology, exercise physiology, cardiac rehabilitation, adult fitness, physical therapy, occupational therapy, physician’s assistant, and health or medicine in a variety of clinical settings.

PROFESSIONAL OUTCOMES:

ATP program will produce competent Athletic Trainers who will use evidence-based medicine for the treatment and care to those in need.  Upon completion of the ATP program, graduates will be prepared to enter the field of athletic training or continue education in another related healthcare field.

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES:

Students will demonstrate the ability to research and process peer reviewed evidence.
Students will display competence in delivering comprehensive care to patients with sports-related injuries and illnesses.
Students will develop patient-oriented treatment and rehabilitation programs and goals.
Students will demonstrate effective practices in the prevention of physical injury.
Students will develop and demonstrate a respect for professional standards and development.

GOALS:

To give students the knowledge and confidence to successfully sit for the BOC examination.
To have 100% first time passing rate for students sitting for the BOC examination.
To have 100% job placement and/or graduate school acceptance within 6 months of graduation.
To provide an environment that encourages all students, within the ATP, to complete the program within the scheduled three years.
To provide an environment that encourages all interested applicants to meet the prerequisites for ATP application and acceptance.
To provide extracurricular opportunities for all students interested in the advancement of the athletic training profession.