HPSS Learning Objectives
*What are the learning objectives of this academic program? Athletic training students will demonstrate the knowledge, skills and behaviors to:
- Recognize and minimize risk of injury/illness and implement prevention strategies
- Understand pathomechanics and development, progression and epidemiology of injuries, illnesses and diseases
- Clinically examine and diagnose a patient to identify risk factors and musculoskeletal injuries to direct proper care, including referral to allied health care professionals
- Understand medical conditions and disabilities associated with the physically active population
- Recognize, assess and treat patients with acute injuries and illnesses and provide appropriate medical referral
- Plan, implement, document and evaluate the efficacy of therapeutic modalities in the treatment of injuries and illnesses
- Plan, implement, document and evaluate the efficacy of therapeutic exercise programs for the rehabilitation and reconditioning of injuries and illnesses
- Understand pharmacologic applications and governing pharmacy regulations relevant to the treatment of injuries, illnesses, and diseases
- Recognize, intervene and refer (when necessary) patients exhibiting sociocultural, mental, emotional, and psychological behavioral problems/issues
- Understand the nutritional aspects of injuries and illnesses
- Develop, administer and manage a health care facility and associated venues that provide health care to a physically active population
- Understand professional responsibilities and avenues of professional development to promote athletic training as a professional discipline
- Exercise Physiology graduates will be able to perform common exercise physiology assessments (i.e. aerobic capacity, muscular endurance, muscular strength, flexibility, body composition, heart rate and blood pressure) on sedentary and trained individuals as evaluated by skill assessments.
- Exercise Physiology graduates will be able to implement exercise prescriptions to improve the exercise capacities of sedentary and trained individuals.
- Exercise Physiology graduates will be able to implement exercise programming and health promotion programs for sedentary and trained individuals.
- Exercise Physiology graduates will be professionally and academically prepared for clinical and professional certifications as evaluated by pass rates >70% on national certification exams.
- Exercise Physiology graduates will be academically prepared for post-secondary and graduate programs and direct entry employment as evaluated by graduate placement rates >70%.
- Exercise Physiology graduates will be professionally prepared for their chosen exercise physiology-related careers as evaluated by internship preceptor assessments, graduate satisfaction surveys and employer surveys.