Kinesiology

Athletic Training

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Athletic Training is a healthcare profession that focuses on prevention, emergency care, clinical diagnosis and therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of athletic injuries and medical conditions. Certified athletic trainers work alongside other healthcare professionals and in a variety of settings including universities, high schools, professional sports, outpatient sports medicine clinics and industrial settings.  In 2010, U.S. News & World Report named athletic training as one of the 50 best careers.  

For more than 40 years, the University of Toledo has had an accredited undergraduate program, offering students the opportunity to gain the knowledge, skills and abilities required of athletic trainers.  Through classroom, laboratory and clinically-based education experiences, students are introduced to the core concepts of sports medicine. 

Over the past 3 years, graduates of UT’s ATEP have posted an impressive 95% first time pass rate on the BOC exam, and a total pass rate of 100%.  An overwhelming number of students have gone on to pursue graduate degrees in athletic training or have been accepted into another professional healthcare program.

 

2012-2013

2013-2014

2014-2015

3 Year Aggregate

Number of students graduating for the program

12

13

14

39

Number of students graduating from the program who took BOC exam

12

12

14

38

Number of student who passed the exam on the first attempt

11

11

14

36

First Time Pass Rate (%)

92%

92%

100%

95%

Number of students who passed the examination regardless of the number of attempts

12

12

14

38

Overall Pass Rate (%)

100%

100%

100%

100%

Mission Statement And Goals
The mission of the CAATE-accredited professional Athletic Training Program at The University of Toledo is to provide students with the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to become a competent entry-level athletic trainer while also instilling the mindset of a scholarly clinician. The athletic training program promotes cultural pluralism, racial diversity, gender representation and respect for divergent views in its quest to improve the education of athletic trainers at all levels.

Vision Statement
The University of Toledo Athletic Training Program strives to be a model for advancement and promotion of the athletic training field.  The program seeks to develop professionals who make an impactful contribution to the field of athletic training through service and scholarship while conducting themselves in a manner consistent with utmost professionalism and ability. 


Goals

Goal #1: To prepare students for entry-level practice in the field of athletic training

  • Objective 1: Provide students with the knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully challenge the Board of Certification Examination
  • Objective 2: Provide students with the knowledge, skills and abilities to demonstrate competency in each of the five practice domains as defined by the 6th Role Delineation Study/Practice Analysis (Board of Certification 2012)

Domain 1: Injury/Illness Prevention and Wellness Protection
Domain 2: Clinical Evaluation and Diagnosis
Domain 3: Immediate and Emergency Care
Domain 4: Treatment and Rehabilitation
Domain 5: Organizational and Professional Health and Well-Being

  • Objective 3: Provide students with the opportunity to translate knowledge from theoretical to hands-on through a series of progressive courses and clinical education rotations

Goal #2: To instill in students the mindset of a scholarly clinician

  • Objective 1: Provide students with information, techniques and methods best aligned with the evidence-based practice model
  • Objective 2: Provide students with the knowledge, skills and abilities to evaluate, consume and apply research evidence
  • Objective 3: Provide students with the opportunity to translate research evidence to clinical practice through a series of progressive courses and clinical education rotations

Goal #3: To provide students with the skills necessary to operate successfully as a member of a healthcare team

  • Objective 1: Provide students with the knowledge, skills and abilities to communicate in an effective and professional manner
  • Objective 2: Provide students with hands-on opportunity to observe and engage as a member of a sports medicine healthcare team in a variety of settings
  • Objective 3: Provide students with opportunities for inter-professional education with other healthcare profession programs

Program Components

Last Updated: 8/10/15