Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training (BSAT)
The undergraduate Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP) housed in the Department of Kinesiology is designed to prepare students for certification as athletic trainers by the Board of Certification (BOC). The program of study is approved by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). Students who successfully complete a degree program and all athletic training program requirements are eligible to sit for the BOC certification examination.
The First Time pass rate for the Boc Examination is 70%.
For program information contact Dr. Margo Greicar at 215 204-8480 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Program requirements include completion of academic course work to develop the competencies necessary to prevent, identify, rehabilitate, and care for athletic injuries. The program of study extends over seven semesters beginning Spring of student's first year. Students may also transfer into the program as upperclassmen but this may extend their date of graduation.
- To develop competent athletic training students are eligilble for the Board of Certification (BOC) examination.
- To teach ethical reasoning abilities and interpersonal skills to students that will work with the physically active population.
- To produce clinicians who display sound decision-making and good judgments through critical thinking and analysis of salient facts.
- To encourage students to assume a leadership role in their professional careers.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
To prepare Athletic Training Students for the BOC examination by reviewing the Educational Competencies and Clinical Proficiencies matrix within the Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP) curriculum:
- Monitoring ongoing changes with the BOC, Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education, and National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA)
- Assessing future ATEP needs via assessments (e.g., alumni and employer surveys, Advisory Board meetings, student surveys)
To prepare Athletic Training Students with various clinical experiences to develop their skills:
- Providing quality clinical experiences (both genders) through upper and lower extremity, general medical, and equipment intensive clinical settings
- Structuring learning opportunities that integrate the classroom, laboratory, and practicum experiences into the clinical setting
- Preparing athletic training students to work in diverse settings with diverse populations
To prepare Athletic Training Students for future careers in the athletic training profession:
- Providing Athletic Training Students with diverse athletic training experiences
- Providing Athletic Training Students with well-rounded allied health care learning experiences
- Developing the Athletic Training Students' awareness and knowledge of the Role delineation Study
To prepare Athletic Training Students to demonstrate professional and ethical conduct:
- Adhering to and reviewing the NATA and Pennsylvania Board of Osteopathic Medicine
- Adhering to and reviewing the Temple University Policy and Procedures Student Handbook
To prepare Athletic Training Students to demonstrate personal and professional growth:
- Emphasizing the ongoing importance of reading, studying, and applying research in the athletic training field
- Providing athletic training students with opportunities to communicate with other allied health care professionals through guest lectures, practicums, and/or clinical experiences
- Emphasizing the importance and benefits associated with NATA membership and becoming an active member in the NATA and/or other allied health care associations
- Encouraging and facilitating efforts of the Athletic Training Students to attend national, regional, state, or local continuing education symposiums, workshops, or meetings
To prepare Athletic Training Students to incorporate a positive working relationship with fellow students, athletic, and allied health community members:
- Providing Athletic Training Students with opportunities to communicate with athletic and medical personnel
- Providing Athletic Training Students with opportunities to integrate learning and working experiences with fellow students
- Providing Athletic Training Students with internship opportunities to develop professional rapport with athletic and allied health professionals
To prepare Athletic Training Students with ample experiences in the cognitive, psychomotor, and affective domains to succeed in the ATEP:
- Creating innovative classroom, laboratory, and practicum experiences to improve learning through the use of various technology and instruction tools
- Exposing Athletic Training Students to current therapeutic equipment (modalities and rehabilitation) during classroom, laboratory, and practicum sessions
- Promoting and encouraging the growth of research and library skills in Athletic Training Students for education preparation
- Promoting and encouraging teaching opportunities and service orientation for Athletic Training Students
To provide opportunities for the Athletic Training Student to communicate appropriately with regard to age, activity level, gender, race, ethnic, linguistic, socioeconomic, and special needs background.