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Whitworth AT Program Mission, Outcomes & Objectives

Athletic Training Program Mission

The mission of the Whitworth University Athletic Training Program is to equip graduates with the knowledge and skills necessary to become highly proficient and professional entry-level athletic trainers. The program utilizes a multifaceted approach including quality instruction and clinical education, relational mentoring and diverse professional experiences to develop holistic healthcare professionals and servant-leaders within the context of Christian higher education.

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Whitworth University athletic training students will demonstrate entry-level proficiency through classroom, laboratory and clinical learning experiences in the five domains of athletic training: (1) Injury/Illness prevention and wellness protection, (2) Clinical evaluation and diagnosis, (3) Immediate and emergency care, (4) Treatment and rehabilitation, and (5) Organizational and professional health and well-being.
  2. Students will develop as holistic healthcare professionals in the context of Christian higher education.
  3. Students will demonstrate progression in professional behaviors consistent with the athletic training profession and healthcare (including commitment to diversity, equity & inclusion, and interprofessional, ethical & legal practice).
  4. Students will appreciate the value of participation, service and/or leadership within the athletic training profession.

Program Outcomes

  1. Students will benefit from rigorous, hands-on, quality instruction from instructors with content expertise.
  2. Students will learn clinical skills under the supervision of high-quality preceptors at high-quality clinical sites.
  3. Students will gain clinical experience as part of a healthcare team with a variety of patient/client populations and health conditions commonly seen in AT practice.
  4. Students will successfully complete the program and be well prepared to meet the challenges of entry-level employment positions.

CAATE Statistics

For BOC pass rates, graduation and employment rates, visit the CAATE Program Information and Outcomes page.