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UMobile ATE Program Goals & Objectives

ATEP Objectives
The following are the Objectives for the University of Mobile's Athletic Training Education Program. These are measurable learning objectives and outcome assessments utilized through the use of didactic and clinical educational components within the curriculum program of study.

  1. Present an educational program that meets or exceeds requirements set forth by CAATE, NATA, and the BOC as measured by both formative and summative evaluation results and success on the BOC exam.
  2. Use professional development to keep the didactic and clinical educational programs current in terms of trends and issues in the profession of athletic training as measured by student performance and student satisfaction with instruction instruments.
  3. Incorporate the areas of cognitive, psychomotor and affective domains and their associated clinical proficiencies into the Athletic Training Education Program by utilizing various methods of instruction and evaluation.
  4. Encourage Learning Over Time competencies and clinical proficiencies by athletic training students by leading them through incremental and progressive courses and through direct supervision and evaluation during progressive clinical experiences as measured by Student Stress Surveys, didactic and clinical formative and summative evaluations.
  5. Follow the Learning Over Time directives of background science, athletic training didactic and laboratory courses, evaluation both formative and summative, practice and evaluation during the clinical experience and clinical experience application to enable athletic training students to develop mastery of the competencies and clinical proficiencies as measured by Student Stress Surveys, ATEP File Reviews and ATEP faculty semi-annual reviews of each athletic training student.
  6. Place athletic training students in progressive, directly supervised clinical experiences that allow the athletic training student to apply the theories and skills learned in the didactic and laboratory portions of their education and to utilize these under direct supervision in the clinical setting where they may exhibit integrated learning, critical thinking, rational thinking and problem solving skills as measured by Student Stress Surveys, discussions with athletic training students and Preceptors, evaluations of athletic training students by supervisors and evaluations of supervisors by athletic training students.
  7. Expose athletic training students to a variety of other healthcare professionals as measured by adherence to CAATE directives, semi-annual evaluation of athletic training student’s clinical rotations and presentations during the year to the Athletic Training Student Society.
  8. Prepare athletic training students to be successful on the BOC Exam as measured by performance on the BOC Exam.
  9. Providing athletic training students with the desire and tools to become lifelong learners capable of contributing to the profession of athletic training as measured by alumni surveys, employer surveys and by keeping in close contact with program graduates.

UMobile ATE Goals

The following are the Goals for the University of Mobile's Athletic Training Education Program:

  1. Recruit students who can succeed not only in the Athletic Training Program, but also in the profession of athletic training.
  2. Provide all athletic training students with exposure to injuries and illnesses of the diverse population of athletes and other physically active individuals.
  3. Promote ethical standards of practice and professionalism.
  4. Properly prepare students to succeed on the BOC Exam by offering an effective combination of didactic instruction, clinical experience and formative and summative evaluations.
  5. Provide progressively challenging opportunities for each athletic training student to develop mastery of competencies and clinical proficiencies.
  6. Provide progressively challenging clinical opportunities for the athletic training student to apply, under direct supervision of Preceptor, their knowledge and skills in practical situations working with men’s and women’s sports, equipment intensive sports, high and low risk sports, upper and lower extremity intensive sports, and working closely with team physicians and other healthcare providers.
  7. Encourage professional development through mentoring, supervision and evaluation.
  8. Prepare athletic training students who will be qualified for employment in a variety of athletic training settings and other healthcare settings.
  9. Actively assist ATEP graduates in professional placement.
  10. Continuously evaluate the reliability and validity of ATEP course content and clinical experiences to facilitate the best possible learning environment for the athletic training students.