Mission Statement and Goals
The mission of the NCCU Athletic Training Education 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 ATEP is committed to promoting intellectual curiosity, ethical practice, critical thinking and professional responsibility. Successful completion of the ATEP and passing of the BOC exam will qualify students to be employed in a variety of collegiate, professional, industrial, clinical and community settings.
- To provide each student with an opportunity to develop the skills as specified in the NATA Athletic Training Educational Competencies for the following areas:
Risk Management and Injury Prevention
- Pathology of Injury and Illness
- Orthopedic Clinical Exam and Diagnosis
- Acute Care of Injuries and Illnesses
- Therapeutic Modalities
- Conditioning and Therapeutic Exercise
- Psychosocial Intervention and Referral
- Medical Conditions and Disabilities
- Nutritional Aspects of Injuries and Illnesses
- Health Care Administration
- Professional Development and Responsibility
- To continue to seek the highest quality in instructional techniques and clinical experiences.
- To provide all students with the opportunity to develop his or her skills while assigned to equipment intensive sports, upper or lower extremity sports and in general medical situations with both male and female athletes and patients.
- To offer clinical experience opportunities where students can apply classroom theories to clinical practice.
- To promote ethical conduct by adhering to the NATA Code of Ethics .
- To expose athletic training students to other professionals in the field of sports medicine.
- To continue to evaluate ATEP course work and clinical experiences.
- To prepare students for the BOC exam.