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Mission Statement and Goals

Mission Statement

The mission of the NCCU Athletic Training Program is to prepare students to be professional, proficient and effective individuals in the field of athletic training. This is accomplished through classroom instruction and clinical experiences in a diverse educational and cultural environment, which in turn prepares students for taking the Board of Certification exam. The Athletic Training Program is committed to promoting intellectual curiosity, ethical practice, critical thinking and professional responsibility. Successful completion of the Athletic Training Program and passing of the BOC exam will qualify students for employment in a variety of collegiate, professional, industrial, clinical and community settings.

Program Goals and Objectives

  1. To provide each student with an opportunity to develop the skills as specified in the NATA Athletic Training Educational Competencies for the following areas:
    • Evidence-Based Practice
    • Prevention and Health Promotion
    • Clinical Examination and Diagnosis
    • Acute Care of Injury and Illness
    • Therapeutic Interventions
    • Psychosocial Strategies and Referral
    • Healthcare Administration
  2. To continue to seek the highest quality in instructional techniques and clinical experiences.
  3. To provide all students with the opportunity to develop their skills during clinical education.
  4. To offer clinical experience opportunities where students can apply classroom theories to clinical practice.
  5. To promote ethical conduct by adhering to the NATA Code of Ethics and Foundational Behaviors of Professional Practice.
  6. To expose athletic training students to other professionals in the field of sports medicine.
  7. To continue to evaluate Athletic Training course work and clinical experiences.
  8. To prepare students for the BOC exam.