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Athletic Training

Learning Objectives

1. Assist athletes in maintaining a high level of performance by recognizing and minimizing risk of injury and illness and implement proper course of action
2. Design and implement physical-conditioning programs, conduct pre-participation screenings, design and fit protective equipment, and promote sound nutritional practices
3. Understand pathomechanics and predisposing factors of injury and illness and assess pathology and severity of injuries, illnesses and conditions while maintaining patient confidentiality
4. Execute initial care for life-threatening and non-life threatening conditions, including appropriate referral and guidance to allied health care professionals to match service with need
5. Educate staff, coaches, administrators and community in standard immediate-care procedures relative to athletic injury and keep current in changes and trends regarding such procedures
6. Assess status of injuries, illnesses or conditions to determine appropriate treatment, rehabilitation or reconditioning needs, and administer appropriate therapeutic modalities and therapeutic exercise
7. Determine need for treatment or rehabilitation modification and continuation or discontinuation and apply functional criteria to evaluate readiness for partial or full return-to-play status
8. Develop policies and procedures to promote safe athletic participation, timely care and legal compliance
9. Develop a plan of action to provide routine and emergency health care for individuals and athletic activities and events
10. Understand the requirements to maintain competence in and comply with the latest educational and regulatory issues in the profession through continuing education


MOCK-WRITTEN, WRITTEN-SIMULATION AND PRACTICAL EXAMINATIONS are given throughout the entirety of the course. Examinations are administered to the senior class.

Senior students are eligible to sit for the BOC EXAM one test date prior to their date of graduation; 5 students sat for the BOC exam for the first time in spring 2005.

PSYCHOMOTOR SKILL EVALUATION is performed quarterly relative to each student's clinical field-experience level. Each student completes 2 FEs per year.

Students complete self-evaluations of each of their six required CLINICAL FIELD EXPERIENCES.

Graduates complete ALUMNI PROGRAM EVALUATIONS approximately one year after they have graduated, regarding their attainment of the learning objectives. Alumni are also requested to have EMPLOYER EVALUATIONS completed by their employer or supervisor.

Results from National or State Measures

See the Fact Book for results from the Athletic Training BOC Examination.

Annual Reports on the Assessment of Student Learning

Follow the links below to view the full text of the reports for each academic year.


Institutional Research

Sue VanDyne

Lehr Memorial Room: 204
525 South Main Street
Ada, Ohio 45810
Monday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed