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Department of Kinesiology- Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training

Frostburg State University's Athletic Training Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). Our Athletic Training Program utilizes didactic and clinical experiences, set forth by CAATE standards, to adequately prepare our students as Certified Athletic Trainers. Upon successful completion of the program, students will have the knowldege base and clinical skills to challenge and pass the Board of Certification (BOC) Examination.  

Athletic Training Program Graduates who attempted the BOC Examination: 2012- 4; 2013- 6;                        2014- 11                               

BOC Examination first attempt passing rate: 2012- 50%; 2013- 83%; 2014- 90.9%                                                               

BOC Examination overall passing rate: 2012- 100%; 2013- 83%; 2014- 90.9%

Athletic Training Education Program Mission

Certified Athletic Trainers are professionals who specialize in the prevention, assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries to athletes and others who are engaged in everyday physical activities. The mission of the Athletic Training Education Program at Frostburg State University is to provide the highest quality of professional preparation and clinical experience to promote the development of future athletic trainers.  In doing so, the Athletic Training program will provide an environment conducive to learning, strive for academic execellence and foster a spirit of professionalism.  This program is structured to meet the National Athletic Trainers' Association Education Council (NATA-EC) Educational Competencies and Clinical Proficiencies and is in compliance with the Commision on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).

Program Learning Goals

The specific learning goals of the ATP are:

1.  To facilitate the learning of the knowledge, skills, and attitudes required to adeptly practice athletic training.

2.  To provide opportunities for the student to become competent in the entire 5th edition of the Athletic Training    Educational Competency Matrix:

          a. Evidence-Based Practice

          b. Prevention and Health Promotion

          c. Clinical Integrated Proficiencies

          d. Clinical Examination and Diagnosis

          e. Acute Care of Injury and Illness

          f. Therapeutic Interventions

          g. Psychosocial Strategies and Referral

          h. Healthcare Administration

          i. Professional Development and Responsibility

This includes but is not limited to the five domains of Athletic Training as determined by the BOC Role Delineation Study:

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

3.  To challenge the student to develop critical thinking, problem solving, and decision making skills.

4.  To assist the student in recognizing and appreciating how athletic training scholarship, evidence based practice, and life-long learning supports the practice of athletic training.

5.  To encourage student involvement in the profession via membership in university, state, district, and national athletic training organizations and related societies.

6.  To encourage the development of professional and ethical behaviors expected of the athletic trainer as a health care professional.

7.  To expose the student to a variety of clinical experiences that will prepare the student for future employment in sports medicine health care.

8.  To aid the student in pursuing future educational opportunities such as, but not limited to, graduate education.

9.  To prepare the student for the Board of Certification national athletic training certification examination.

Program  Objectives/Expected student outcomes

Upon completion of this program students should be able to demonstrate proficiency in the following objectives.

  1. To facilitate the learning of the knowledge, skills, and attitudes required to adeptly practice athletic training.
  2. To provide opportunities for the student to become competent in the entire 5th edition Athletic Training Educational Competencies.
  3. To challenge the student to develop critical thinking, problem solving, and decision making skills.
  4. To assist the student in recognizing and appreciating how athletic training scholarship, evidence based practice, and life-long learning supports the practice of athletic training.
  5. To encourage student involvement in the profession via membership in university, state, district, and national athletic training organizations and related societies.
  6. To encourage the development of professional and ethical behaviors expected of the athletic trainer as a health care professional.
  7. To expose the student to a variety of clinical experiences that will prepare the student for future employment in sports medicine health care.
  8. To aid the student in pursuing future educational opportunities such as, but not limited to, graduate education.
  9. To prepare the student for the Board of Certification national athletic training certification examination.