Campbell University Athletic Training Education Program will provide a Christian learning environment for undergraduate athletic training students and commit to their professional growth as well as advancement of the athletic training profession.
Campbell University Athletic Training Education Program in the Department of Exercise Science functions within the mission of the university. The primary mission of the Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP) is to prepare entry-level certified athletic trainers. The ATEP seeks to develop students to practice in a variety of clinical settings.
Goals of the Athletic Training Education Program
To aid the University in achieving its mission to graduate students with exemplary academic and professional skills who are prepared for purposeful lives and meaningful service, the Athletic Training Education Program:
- transfers to athletic training students the body of knowledge and values related to the profession;
- encourages students to think critically and creatively;
- fosters the development of intellectual vitality and physical wellness;
- participates in a community of learning that is committed to the pursuit, discovery, and dissemination of knowledge;
- provides students with servant leadership opportunities through clinical experiences, investigation and practice, and involvement in professional organizations;
- cooperates with other educational institutions to expand learning opportunities for students;
- provides service and other opportunities to the greater community through research, professional service, continuing education, publications, presentations, and collaboration with other allied health professionals and professionals within the broad field of exercise and sport science.
- influences development of moral courage, social sensitivity, and ethical responsibility by encouraging students to grow professionally and develop a strong sense of personal and professional integrity;
- delivers academic instruction in athletic training and professional preparation in athletic training at the undergraduate level.
Upon completion of the classroom and clinical requirements of the Athletic Training Education Program, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of prevention of athletic injuries and competency in the various methods and practices that could be used to help bring about a reduction in athletic injuries.
- Integrate knowledge, skills, and critical thinking/problem solving abilities acquired into a framework for evaluating athletic injuries and illnesses.
- Provide appropriate levels of emergency care for athletic injuries and differentiate between cases that require referral to emergency medical services or to physicians.
- Construct, monitor, and modify a comprehensive rehabilitation program for athletes recuperating from illness and injury, facilitating their return to full athletic participation.
- Initiate, organize, and administer an athletic training service program for a high school and/or college athletic program.
- Provide information, counsel, and guidance covering a broad spectrum of issues of importance to overall health and well-being to the athletes, identify individuals in need of more advanced assistance and intervention in these areas, and direct those individuals to appropriate internal and external agencies.
- Recognize that the body of knowledge, which comprises the discipline, is continually being amended due to research efforts, and thus appreciate the need for continuing education in order to keep abreast of these changes.
- Develop a sense of professional ethics and incorporate those ethical standards in their professional activities.