ATE Student Characteristics

Characteristics of a Successful Athletic Training Student

  1. Principled – Read, understand, and agree to live by the Policies and Procedures of the ATEP.
  2. Dedicated – regardless of what you endeavor; dedicate yourself to giving it everything you have. You have four years to prepare yourself to accomplish your goal – use every second wisely and productively.
  3. Critical Thinker – evaluate what you should do and why you should do it, then make your decisions.
  4. Poise and Self-Control – you must be the calmest person in an emergency situation and you will accomplish this by being academically and clinically prepared, having poise and having control of your emotions.
  5. Fitness – Vince Lombardi, the famous football coach, said, “Fatigue makes cowards of us all." Though you will be busy with classes, clinical experiences and studying, find time in your schedule to maintain or improve your physical fitness level.
  6. Competitive – strive to be the best at everything you do.
  7. Skillful – the clinical proficiencies are best learned through repetition, so that when they become appropriate to be applied, your mastery of them will be apparent.
  8. Loyal – be true to yourself, your faculty, your fellow athletic training students, and you will become a trusted student leader.
  9. Faithful – believe in what you want to do and keep your eye on the goal and what it takes to achieve it.
  10. Enthusiastic – come into the ATEP Program excited and stay that way – we do best what we enjoy most.